Trash, Recycling Collections Begin at 6 am Thurs., May 18 and Fri., May 19 Due to Predicted 90°+ Temperatures
The forecast calls for the District’s 90°+ heat wave to extend through next week; therefore, the DC Department of Public Works trash and recycling crews are beginning their collections an hour earlier, at 6 am today, Thursday, May 18 and Friday, May 19.
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 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.
Kevin B. Twine
Office Of The Director
Department Of Public Works (DPW)
2000 14th St., NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20009