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Litter and Graffiti Prevention 

city worker spraying to remove graffiti

Litter and graffiti are public nuisances and cost the District and its residents more than just money. Litter diminishes the beauty of the nation’s capital and piles of litter attract rats and other pests. Trash thrown or blown from trucks and cars can lead to injuries, even death, as motorists swerve to avoid it.

Graffiti tarnishes the appearance of our neighborhoods. Gang-related graffiti can threaten violence or identify turf boundaries.

Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(202) 737-4404
Contact Fax: 
(202) 671-0642
Contact TTY: 
(202) 673-6833
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday 8:15 am - 4:45 pm