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DPW to Collect Trash, Recycling Starting at 6 am, Friday, June 6, Due to 90 Degree Temperatures

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  • Grant, Linda P. (DPW)
    Please see the news release below announcing that DPW temporarily will begin trash and recycling collections at 6 am, starting Friday, June 6. Linda NEWS
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 5, 2008
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      Please see the news release below announcing that DPW temporarily will begin trash and recycling collections at 6 am, starting Friday, June 6.  Linda

       

       

       

      NEWS RELEASE       NEWS RELEASE       NEWS RELEASE

       

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                CONTACT:    LINDA GRANT

      Thursday, June 5, 2008                                                                     202.671.2375/desk

                                                                                                                  202.497.1080/cell

                                                                                                                  NANCEE LYONS     

                                                                                                                  202.671.2637/desk

                                                                                                                  202.369.6808/cell

       

      DPW TO BEGIN RESDIENTIAL TRASH, RECYCLING COLLECTIONS AT

      6 AM, FRI., JUNE 6, DUE TO PREDICTED 90˚ AND

      HIGHER TEMPERATURES

      DPW collections crews will follow this schedule through Tues., June 10.

       

      ( Washington , DC )  The DC Department of Public Works announced today that its trash and recycling crews will begin their collections one hour earlier, at 6 am, starting Friday, June 6, as a result of predictions of 90˚ and higher temperatures.  The crews will follow this schedule through Tuesday, June 10, and return to their normal start time of 7 am as of Wednesday, June 11.

       

      “By starting at 6 am, our crews will be able to complete much of their work before the temperature becomes unbearable,” said DPW Director William O. Howland, Jr.  “In addition to considering our employees’ health, we also are reducing the amount of time garbage stays outside in the sun.”

       

      Director Howland noted that residents may put their trash and recyclables out for pick-up starting at 6 pm the night before collections so they do not have to change their morning schedules to make sure these materials are collected. 

       

      Throughout the spring and summer, when the temperature is predicted to be 90˚ or higher or the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments announces unhealthy air quality (Code Red day), DPW collection crews will begin their work at 6 am.

       

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      Linda Grant

      Public Information Officer

      DC Department of Public Works

      2000 14th Street, NW, 6th Floor

      Washington, DC 20009

      202/671-2375/desk

      202/497-1080/cell

      202/671-0642/fax

      www.dpw.dc.gov

       

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