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DPW provides resources for K–12 teachers to learn how to bring environmental lessons and practices into the classroom.

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DPW’s inspectors circulate throughout the District looking for abandoned and dangerous vehicles to investigate then remove from public and private property.

Streets, public places and traffic
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The DPW Parking Enforcement Management Administration provides for ticketing, towing, booting, impoundment and removal of abandoned and dangerous vehicles.

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DPW collects recycling from single-family homes and apartment buildings with three or fewer units. Use our Trash and Recycling Collection Day App to find your collection day.

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DPW collects trash from single-family homes and apartment buildings with three or fewer units.

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Every year, between March and October, DPW cleans residential streets using mechanical sweepers of various sizes.

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If you received a ticket issued by DPW for a parking violation and want to see images of the violation, use the TicPix app.

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Use our Seasonal Leaf Collection map to view the leaf collection progress in your neighborhood.

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Snow Is Coming: Be Ready to Shovel

Apply for an exemption from sidewalk shoveling enforcement.

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The Snow Team clears streets of snow and ice to promote safe vehicular travel.

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Our SWEEP inspectors and investigators use education and enforcement tools to work with residents and businesses to keep the District clean.

Tickets and fines
Car at a parking meter

DPW issues parking tickets to vehicles that violate the District’s parking regulations.

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Tow truck with a car on its wench

DPW may tow legally or illegally parked vehicles that pose a danger to the public or impede the flow of traffic.

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Find your trash and recycling collection day(s) and view the Holiday Trash/Recycling Slide Guide.

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DPW collects trash once or twice per week or large, bulky items by appointment.

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DPW works with other government agencies to keep vacant lots clear of weeds and trash. 

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Trash collectors picking up yard waste items

DPW collects up to five bags (per week) of yard waste from residences that receive DPW trash and recycling collection services. 

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