DPW works hard to ensure that that public alleys stay clean, crews rotate around the city from spring to fall.
DC Government manages the sale of its surplus assets through online auction sales on www.dcgovt.govdeals.com.
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.
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.
DPW collects dead animals from public space only. To request collection, call 311.
Most households follow a once-a-week trash collection schedule. Use our Trash and Recycling Collection Day App to find your collection day(s).
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.