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Snow piled high on 19th & Upshur St., NE

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  • shirley smith
    Dear Mr Twine, I would like DPW to come to 19th and Upshur St., NE to see how high they packed the snow on that corner. It is very dangerous you cannot see
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 19, 2010


      Dear Mr Twine,


      I would like DPW to come to 19th and Upshur St., NE to see how high they packed the snow on that corner. It is very dangerous you cannot see around the corner in either direction.



      Ms Senior DC 2009

      ANC Commissioner 5A09

      Shirley Rivens Smith, President

      US Africa Sister Cities Foundation, Inc.


      2000 Upshur St., NE

      Washington, DC 20018




      From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Twine, Kevin (DPW)
      Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 5:21 PM
      To: 3DSubstation@yahoogroups.com; mpd-4D@yahoogroups.com; MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com; MPD-6D@yahoogroups.com; MPD-7D@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [MPD-5D] Ft. Totten Accepting Recyclables; Change In Trash Collection Schedule







      The DC Department of Public Works announced today that the Ft. Totten Transfer Station will resume accepting recyclables from District residents starting Wednesday, February 17.  Ft. Totten is located at 4900 John F. McCormack Road, NE and is open to District residents weekdays from 1 pm to 5 pm and Saturdays from 8 am to 3 pm.


      The transfer station resumed accepting residents’ trash and bulk items last Friday.  It had been closed to everyone except DPW and commercial trash haulers for several days due to the historic snow accumulated on the grounds.


      DPW suspended recycling collections temporarily due to the snow.  Trash is being collected this week from the curb, following the holiday schedule, which means collections “slide” back one day because of the Presidents Day observation.  Today, DPW collected Monday’s trash, tomorrow DPW will collect Tuesday’s trash.  Residents are asked to put their trash in dark plastic bags so they can be spotted in the snow.




      And in case you missed it…




      Trash to be collected from the front next week; recycling to be suspended next week.

      Parking enforcement also to be affected. Snow emergency in effect to allow curb-to-curb clearing.


      Historic snowfall and the February 15 Presidents Day observance will affect how the Department of Public Works delivers sanitation and parking enforcement services this week.  Also, a snow emergency went into effect, at 9 am Monday, February 15, due to the forecast of snow and possible icy conditions.

      Trash Collections: Trash will not be collected Presidents Day, Monday, February 15.  Collections in once-a-week collection neighborhoods will “slide” to the next day.  For example, Monday trash collections will be made Tuesday, Tuesday collections will be made Wednesday, and so on.  In neighborhoods with twice-weekly trash collections, Monday and Thursday collections will be made Tuesday and Friday, and Tuesday and Friday collections will be made Wednesday and Saturday.  The alleys remain impassable because about three feet of snow fell between Friday, February 5, and Wednesday, February 10, so DPW asks residents to put their trash in dark plastic bags and place them at the curb no earlier than 6:30 pm the night before collection.  Bleach may be added to the bags to repel rodents.

      Recycling Collections:  Recycling collections will be suspended this week and residents are asked to hold onto their recyclables until the following week.  

      Bulk Collections:  Bulk collections scheduled for Tuesday, February 16, through Friday, February 19, will be rescheduled.  DPW bulk collection drivers continue on snow duty.


      Ft. Totten :  Ft. Totten Transfer Station, located at 4900 John F. McCormack Road, NE , will reopen to the public starting Saturday, February 13, to bring trash and bulk items.  No recycling items will be accepted, nor will DPW provide Household Hazardous Waste/E-cycling/ Document Shredding services Saturday, February 13.  Ft. Totten is closed to the public on Presidents Day.  It’s normal operating hours are 1 pm to 5 pm weekdays and 8 am to 3 pm Saturdays, except holidays. 


      Parking Enforcement: A snow emergency went into effect Monday, February 15, to allow the DC Snow Team to clear snow emergency routes curb-to-curb.  Vehicles parked on snow emergency routes are subject to a $250 ticket and towing.  Because of the holiday, DPW has suspended enforcement of parking meters, residential parking, and rush hour lane restrictions for Presidents Day.  Enforcement resumes Tuesday, February 16.  It also will suspend towing of abandoned vehicles.


      Other services suspended for Presidents Day include scheduled street and alley cleaning and nuisance abatement.


      To view DPW’s holiday schedule for the remainder of the year, visit http://www.dpw. dc.gov and scroll down to the “DPW Highlights” header. You also may receive holiday trash reminders by becoming a DC DPW fan on Facebook.






      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

      http://www.dpw. dc.gov


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