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Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center
2000 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 673-6833
Fax: (202) 671-0642
TTY: (202) 673-6833
Email: [email protected]

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3 Steps to Trash and Recycle The Right Way

Disposing of trash and recyclables the right way helps keep our city clean, beautiful, and healthy. Litter creates a breeding ground for rats, pollutes our city and waterways, is unsightly, and can injure or kill pets when ingested. Taking the time to sort recyclables and prepare them for collection plays an important role in preserving our planet and city for generations to come. The District is the greatest city in the world, and we all have a role to play in keeping it that way.


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