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Brochures and Fact Sheets

The following brochures and fact sheets are currently available from DPW:


2015 Commercial and Residential Brochure 

Doggy Duties in textDoggy Duties

DPW reminds residents walking their dogs to pick up after them.


graphic with text 'Ft. Totten Rules of Use'Ft. Totten Transfer Station

Rules of Use DPW offers waste drop-off services to District residents. View the Rules of Use for the Waste Transfer Station.

outstretched hand with text Helping HandHelping Hand Application

Helping Hand Application


Green Grass Picture with HHWE 2014 TextWeekly HHWE 2014 Brochure

Just in time for Spring Cleaning! Weekly household hazardous waste/e-cycling drop-off starts Saturday, April 5, 2014


Holiday Recycling Season in textHoliday Recycling Guide- 2017

This holiday season we celebrate family and friends, and opportunities to “go green” are abundant! 

how smart with question mark instead of the "A" in smartHow SMART is Your Office or Apartment Building?

DC requires recycling in office buildings, churches, retailers,warehouses, apartment buildings with four or more units, cooperatives, condominiums, bars and restaurants, nonprofit organizations, schools, and universities.

tipped-over can spilling paintHow to Manage Leftover Paint

Too much household paint ends up in the nation's landfills because people needlessly throw it away. Follow these steps to wisely use and dispose of leftover paint.

 leaf in graphic formLeaf Collection Brochure (2016-2017)

The fall leaf collection program runs between Monday, November 7, 2016 and January 14, 2017, and every neighborhood in the District will have its leaves collected. 

Photo of group of DPW workers MRSI Program Accomplishments Report (2010)

The District of Columbia Department of Public Works has completed its second year of training young adults to be solid waste management professionals.

graphic with text "Proper disposal of Needles and Sharps"Proper Disposal of Needles and Sharps

Recommended Steps for the Safe Disposal of Needles or “Sharps” In the District of Columbia

graphic with text Is your sidewalk shoveled?Public Awareness Campaign: Is Your Sidewalk Shoveled

During a snow event, residents and businesses are reminded they should be prepared to shovel the walkways adjacent to their properties, as required by District law.

graphic with text recycling made easyRecycling Made Easy

Take the Recycling Challenge! Can you find all the recylable items in the puzzle?


MuralsDC logoRequest for Mural Space and MuralsDC Agreement Forms

The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) is looking for mural sites in Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 to be considered as part of its MuralsDC program, which will run beginning spring 2012.

recycling symbolResidential Waste Study (2008)

The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) performed a hand sort of residentially-generated solid waste during a three-week period between October 23 and November 8, 2007.

graphic with text Shredding Made EasyShredding Made Easy - English and Spanish Versions

Identity theft is quickly becoming one of the most widespread and costly crimes of our time.

graphic with text Do You Recycle?Recycling Brochure

Do you recycle? Do you use products packed in cardboard? These are examples of cardboard packaging you can recycle.

photo of a street sweeperSweepercam Frequently Asked Questions

“Sweepercam” is a photo enforcement system that uses License Plate Recognition System technology to increase the effectiveness of DPW’s street sweeping program.