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DPW works hard to ensure that that public alleys stay clean.  Crews rotate around the city from spring to fall.

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Car in lot available for auction

DPW manages the sale of its surplus assets through online auction sales.

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photo of car with clamp

DPW enforces District parking restrictions by booting, towing and impounding "boot-eligible" vehicles.

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Trash collectors picking up bulk items

DPW collects large, bulky items by appointment from eligible residential households.

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DPW enforces the requirement that commercial establishments maintain an active recycling program.

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public side street

DPW collects dead animals from public spaces.

 
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Collection of hazardous household waste

Review Fort Totten Transfer Station's hours of operation and rules for use.

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photo of DPW employee removing graffiti from a public surface

DPW will clean graffiti from public and private property using paint or non-toxic solutions to provide clean and safe environments for residents and visitors.

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hand with text helping hand

The Helping Hand program provides tools and supplies for neighborhood clean-up and beautification projects.

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Trash and recycle cans at curb

DPW provides a "Slide Guide" to see how holidays affect when trash and/or recycling will be collected.

 

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photo of a box of household hazardous waste and unwanted electronic equipment

The Fort Totten Transfer Station accepts household hazardous waste and unwanted electronics. 

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Trash collectors vacuuming leaves

Leaf and holiday tree collection season starts November 2, 2015. Find your home’s collection dates.

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city worker spraying to remove graffiti

Our litter and graffiti prevention program saves District residents money and restores the beauty of the Nation’s Capital.

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Litter Can on U Street

DPW empties litter cans at night, following a daily to three times per week schedule.

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DPW maintains a customer service phone line for residents or visitors wishing to locate their towed vehicle.

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photo of a car next to an expired parking meter

The DC Department of Motor Vehicles allows you to pay parking and/or photo enforcement tickets online.

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Through school recycling programs, students, teachers, staff, administrators and parents can learn the basics of recycling and environmental stewardship.

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Trash and recycling cans on a residential street

Learn about DPW's residential and commercial recycling collection programs.

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recycling containers on curbside

Residents can request new trash or recycling cans or repairs to their existing cans.

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