DPW Will Not Collect Trash and Recycling on Veterans Day, November 11
Leaves will be Collected as Scheduled
The Department of Public Works (DPW) announced today how services will be affected in observance of the Veterans Day holiday on Tuesday, November 11.
Trash and Recycling Collections: There will be no trash and recycling collections. Trash and recycling collections in once-a-week collection neighborhoods will “slide” to the next day. For example, Tuesday trash and recycling collections will be made on Wednesday, Wednesday’s collections will be made on Thursday, and so on. In neighborhoods with twice-weekly trash collections, Tuesday and Friday collections will be made Wednesday and Saturday. 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 day(s) of collection.
Parking Enforcement: DPW will suspend enforcement of parking meters, residential parking, and rush hour lane restrictions. It also will suspend towing of abandoned vehicles.
Ft. Totten : Ft. Totten Trash Transfer Station, located at 4900 Bates Road, NE (open weekdays 1pm to 5pm and Saturdays from 8am to 3pm), will be closed Monday. It will reopen Tuesday for residents to bring bulk trash.
Other services suspended for Veterans Day include scheduled street and alley cleaning, graffiti removal, and nuisance abatement.
Household Hazardous Waste/E-Cycling/Shredding: The Benning Road Trash Transfer Station, at 3200 Benning Road, NE , and the Ft. Totten Trash Transfer Station are open every Saturday from 8 am to 3 pm to receive residents’ unwanted toxic items, such as pesticides, batteries and motor oil. Electronics, including televisions, computers and cell phones, will be accepted. Residents also may bring up to five boxes of personal paper documents and credit cards to be shredded for free.
To view DPW’s trash and recycling holiday schedule for the remainder of the year, visit www.dpw.dc.gov and click on Holiday Schedule under the “Information” header or call the Mayor’s Citywide Call Center at 311. Residents can also use DPW’s website to view the 2008-2009 leaf collection schedule by selecting Leaf Collection Season under the “Services” header and then selecting the Leaf Collection Status link in the paragraph titled Fall Leaf Collection/Holiday Tree Collection.