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DPW To Observe Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24; Trash, Recycling Not Collected

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  • Twine, Kevin (DPW)
    DPW To Observe Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24; Trash, Recycling Not Collected Leaves will be collected as scheduled from Area B neighborhoods. All services will
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 17, 2011

      DPW To Observe Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24; Trash, Recycling Not Collected


      Leaves will be collected as scheduled from Area B neighborhoods. 

      All services will resume Fri., Nov. 25.


      The Department of Public Works announced today how services will be affected in observance of Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24. 

      Trash and Recycling Collections: There will be no trash and recycling collections. These collections will “slide” to the next day. Thursday’s collections will be made Friday, and Friday’s collections will be made Saturday.  This applies to both once-a-week and twice-a-week collection neighborhoods.  Trash and recycling containers should be put out for collection no earlier than 6:30 pm the night before collection and removed from public space by 8 pm on the collection day. 

      Parking Enforcement:  Parking meters will not be in effect.  Residential parking and rush hour lane restrictions will not be enforced.  Also, DPW will not tow abandoned vehicles.  Parking enforcement will resume Friday, November 25.


      Ft. Totten:  The Ft. Totten Transfer Station, located at 4900 John F. McCormack Road, NE, will be closed Thursday, November 24.  It will be open Friday, November 25, 1 pm to 5 pm, for residents to bring bulk trash.  Residents also may bring bulk trash only on Saturday, 8 am to 3 pm.  The next Saturday Household Hazardous Waste/E-cycling/Document Shredding drop-off day is December 3, 8 am to 3 pm.  There is a Thursday collection on December  1, 1-7pm, but it does not include shredding


      Directions to Ft. Totten:  Travel east on Irving Street, NW, turn left on Michigan Avenue, turn left on John F. McCormack Road, NE and continue to the end of the street.


      Leaf Collections:  Leaf collections will be made from most “Area B” neighborhoods between Monday, November 21, and Saturday, December 3 (including Thanksgiving Day).  DPW is following the collection schedule published in the leaf collection brochure mailed to households that receive DPW trash/recycling collections.  Area B residents should rake their leaves into their treebox by Sunday, November 20 to ensure their leaves are ready when the crews come to collect between November 21 and December 3.


      Residents can use DPW’s Web site to view the 2011-2012 leaf collection schedule by selecting Leaf Collection.  To check the status of leaf collection, click on “Check Leaf Collection Status in Your Neighborhood” (http://leaf.dcgis.dc.gov/) and enter your address.



      Kevin B. Twine

      Staff Assistant

      Department of Public Works

      Office of the Director

      2000  14th Street, NW

      Washington, DC 20009

      Ph: 202-671-2593

      Fx: 202-671-0642




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