05 November, 2010

Trash and Recycling Collections

DPW will not collect trash and recycling on Veterans Day, Thurs., Nov. 11.
Leaves will be collected on that day as scheduled. 
All services will resume Fri., Nov. 12.

Trash and Recycling Collections: There will be no trash and recycling collections. These collections will “slide” to the next day. Thursday’s collections will be made Friday, and Friday’s collections will be made Saturday.  This applies to both once-a-week and twice-a-week collection neighborhoods.  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 collection day. 
Parking Enforcement:  Parking meters will not be in effect, residential parking, and rush hour lane violations.  It also will not tow abandoned vehicles.

Ft. Totten: Ft. Totten Transfer Station, located at 4900 John F. McCormack Road, NE, will be closed Thursday, November 11.  It will reopen Friday at 1 pm for residents to bring bulk trash.  Residents also may bring bulk trash Saturday, 8 am to 3 pm.  The next Saturday Household Hazardous Waste/E-cycling/Document Shredding drop-off day is December 4, 8 am to 3 pm.

Directions to Ft. Totten:  Travel east on Irving Street, NW, turn left on Michigan Avenue, turn left on John F. McCormack Road, NE and continue to the end of the street.

Leaf Collections:  Between Monday, November 8 and 20 (including Veterans Day), DPW will collect leaves from “Area A” neighborhoods as designated in the leaf collection brochure mailed to households that receive DPW trash/recycling collections.  Area A residents should rake their leaves into their treebox spaces this weekend to be ready for their collection cycle.

To view DPW’s trash and recycling holiday schedule for the remainder of the year, visit click on http://dpw.dc.gov/DC/DPW/About+DPW/Publications/2010+Holiday+Trash+and+Recycling+Collections+Slide+Guide  or call 311. Residents also can use DPW’s Web site to view the 2010-2011 leaf collection schedule by selecting Leaf Collection and clicking on “Check Leaf Collection Status in Your Neighborhood” ( http://leaf.dcgis.dc.gov/) and enter your address.

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