DPW to Collect Trash, Recycling Starting at 6 am, Friday, June 6, Due to 90 Degree Temperatures
Please see the news release below announcing that DPW temporarily will begin trash and recycling collections at 6 am, starting Friday, June 6. Linda
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: LINDA GRANT
Thursday, June 5, 2008 202.671.2375/desk
DPW TO BEGIN RESDIENTIAL TRASH, RECYCLING COLLECTIONS AT
6 AM, FRI., JUNE 6, DUE TO PREDICTED 90˚ AND
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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Public Information Officer
DC Department of Public Works
2000 14th Street, NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20009