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DPW to Observe Christmas, New Year’s Day Wed., Dec. 25, Wed., Jan. 1

Thursday, December 19, 2013

DPW to Observe Christmas, New Year’s Day Wed., Dec. 25, Wed., Jan. 1

Solid waste, parking services to be affected.

(Washington, DC)  The Department of Public Works announced today that services will be suspended in observance of Christmas (December 25, 2013) and New Year’s Day (January 1, 2014). 

Trash and Recycling Collections:  For the weeks of December 23 and December 30, 2013, DPW will make its regular Monday and Tuesday trash and recycling collections.  Wednesday’s collections will be suspended in once-a-week collection neighborhoods.  Trash and recycling collections will resume Thursday.  In once-a-week neighborhoods, collections will slide one day, so Wednesday’s collections will be made Thursday and so on through Saturday when Friday’s collections will be made.  In twice-a-week collection neighborhoods, Thursday’s collections will be made Friday and Friday’s will be made Saturday.  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:  DPW will not enforce parking meters, residential parking and rush hour lane restrictions Wednesday, December 25 and Wednesday, January 1.  Normal enforcement will resume Thursday, December 26, and Thursday, January 2.  DPW will not tow abandoned vehicles on the holidays.   DPW will enforce parking regulations Monday and Tuesday, December 23 and 24 and Monday and Tuesday, December 30 and 31.

Ft. Totten Transfer Station:  Ft. Totten, located at 4900 John F. McCormack Drive, NE, will be closed Wednesday, December 25, and Wednesday, January 1.  Ft. Totten will be open Thursday, December 26, Friday, December 27, Thursday, January 2 and Friday, January 3 for bulk trash drop-off services 1 pm to 5 pm, and Saturday, December 28 and January 4, 8 am to 3 pm.  The next Saturday household hazardous waste/e-cycling/document shredding drop-off day is Saturday, January 4, 8 am to 3 pm, (these services are available the first Saturday of the month, except holidays). 

DPW will accept only household hazardous waste and e-cyclables on Thursday, January 2 from 1 pm to 5 pm.  DPW does not accept personal documents for shredding on Thursdays as there is no way to secure these items until the contractor is in place on the first Saturday.

Directions to Ft. Totten:  Travel east on Irving Street, NW, turn left on Michigan Avenue, turn left on John F. McCormack Drive, NE and continue to the end of the street.  Directions from additional locations can be found at http://dpw.dc.gov/node/414922.

Leaf Collections:  Between December 16 and 28, leaf collections will be made from most “Area B” neighborhoods, except December 25.  In Ward 5, Area B is scheduled for collections to be made between December 23 and January 4.

Holiday Tree Collections:  Place holiday trees, wreaths and other greenery next to the trash container at the resident’s regular collection point.  Trees collected between December 29-January 11 will be recycled.  After January 11, trees will be collected with the trash as space allows in the trash trucks.

Residents can use DPW’s Web site – www.dpw.dc.gov – to view the 2013-2014 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.