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photo of broom sweeping up trash

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

Car in lot available for auction

DC Government manages the sale of its surplus assets through online auction sales on www.dcgovt.govdeals.com.

photo of car with clamp

District law states that a vehicle is boot-eligible if it has two or more unsatisfied parking and/or photo enforcement tickets that are 60 days old. DPW boot crews search for scofflaws’ vehicles using License Plate Recognition System (LPRS) technology.

Trash collectors picking up bulk items

DPW collects large, bulky items by appointment from residential households that receive DPW trash collection service. These households include single-family homes and residential buildings with three or fewer living units.

public side street

DPW collects dead animals from public space only. To request collection, call 311.

2014 HolidaySlide Guide

Most households follow a once-a-week trash collection schedule. Use our Trash and Recycling Collection Day App to find your collection day(s).

Collection of hazardous household waste

The Department of Public Works makes it easy for residents to dispose properly of solid waste, household hazardous waste, unwanted electronic equipment and provides personal document shredding at the Ft. Totten Transfer Station.

photo of DPW employee removing graffiti from a public surface

Graffiti is a major problem in DC and can give the impression that the District is not committed to providing clean and safe environments for residents and visitors.