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DPW to Collect Trash, Recyclables Starting at 6 am, July 8 and 9, Due to 90 Degree Temperatures, Unhealthy Air Quality

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  • Grant, Linda P. (DPW)
    NEWS RELEASE NEWS RELEASE NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: LINDA GRANT Monday, July 7, 2008
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 7, 2008

       

       

      NEWS RELEASE       NEWS RELEASE       NEWS RELEASE

       

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                CONTACT:    LINDA GRANT

      Monday, July 7, 2008                                                                        202.671.2375/desk

                                                                                                                  202.497.1080/cell

                                                                                                                  NANCEE LYONS     

                                                                                                                  202.671.2637/desk

                                                                                                                  202.369.6808/cell

       

      DPW TO BEGIN RESIDENTIAL TRASH, RECYCLING COLLECTIONS AT

      6 AM, TUES., JULY 8, AND WED., JULY 9, DUE TO PREDICTED 90˚ TEMPERATURES AND UNHEALTHY AIR QUALITY

       

      ( 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, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 8 and 9, citing predictions of 90˚ temperatures and unhealthy air quality.

       

      “By starting at 6 am, our crews will be able to complete much of their work before the temperature and air quality are at their worst,” 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 summer, when the temperature is predicted to be 90˚ or higher or the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments announces unhealthy air quality (Code Orange or Code Red days), 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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