Contact: Linda Grant 202-671-2375
(Washington, DC) The DC Department of Public Works announced today that its trash and recycling crews will begin their collections an hour earlier, at 6 am, Tuesday, July 2 due to predicted 90°+ temperatures.
DPW will observe Independence Day, July 4, so Friday’s collections “slide” to Saturday, July 5. Residents may put their trash and recyclables out for pick-up starting at 6:30 pm the day before their collections. Trash and recycling containers should be removed from public space by 8 pm on the collection day.
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.