FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: LINDA GRANT
Friday, July 29, 2016 202.671.2375
Trash, Recycling Collections Will Begin at 6 am Mon., Aug. 1 through Fri.,
Aug. 5Due to Predicted 90°+ Temperatures
(WASHINGTON, DC) The forecast calls for temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s in the District next week; therefore, the DC Department of Public Works trash and recycling crews will begin their collections an hour earlier, at 6 am between Monday, August 1 through Friday, August 5.
To make sure trash and recycling are out for pick-up at the earlier time, DPW’s customers can put their items out starting at 6:30 pm the day before their collections are to be made. Trash and recycling containers should be removed from public space by 8 pm on the collection day or a sanitation citation may be issued.
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 to avoid health or environmental issues.
The Department of Public Works (DPW) provides essential city services in two distinct program areas: environmental services/solid waste management and parking enforcement. Both contribute to making District streets and public spaces clean, safe, attractive and accessible for all residents, businesses, commuters and visitors.
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Public Information Officer
DC Department of Public Works
2000 14th Street, NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20009