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Collections and Disposals

DPW provides the following sanitation services:

Trash collectionTrash Collection

  • Residential Trash Collection, includes Trash Container Repair and Purchase, Holiday Collection 
  • Bulk Trash Collection
  • Yard Waste Collection
  • Dead Animal Collection
  • Eviction Reporting

RecyclingRecycling Collection

  • Residential Recycling, includes What to Recycle, Recycling Collection Schedule, and Recycling Container Repair and Purchase
  • Commercial Recycling
  • Public Space Recycling
  • Recycling Resources for Kids and Teachers

Trash BinHousehold Hazardous Waste & E-cycling-Document Shredding

  • What to E-cycle
  • HHW and E-cyclying Collection Schedule
  • Fort Totten Transfer Station (rules of use in English and Spanish)

  Zero Waste DC Website

  • What to Recycle
  • Food Waste Drop-off
  • Food Waste Drop-off Locations
  • Learn How To Recycle
  • Community Composting
  • Laws and Regulations 

tree and leave collectionLeaf and Holiday Tree Collection

  • Leaf Collection in Your Neighborhood
  • Leaf Collection Brochure

city worker spraying to remove graffitiGraffiti Removal

  • Graffiti Removal Request and Waivers
  • Graffiti Removal Paint Voucher Request

large trash container being emptied into truckStreet and Alley Cleaning and Litter Can Collection

  • Scheduled Residential and Commercial Street Sweeping
  • Street Cleaning
  • Vacant Lot Cleanup - Grass and Weed Mowing
  • Alley Cleaning
  • Litter Can Collection and Installation

Snow removal with plowSnow Removal and

  • Routine and emergency snow removal
  • District Snow Team

Investigator with dumped paint cansSanitation Enforcement

  • Illegal Dumping Investigation
  • Illegal Posters

floor to ceiling muralLitter and Graffiti Prevention

  • Murals DC
  • Not in Our DC
  • Litter Free DC

Sweepercam vehicleSolid Waste Education and Enforcement (SWEEP)

  • Illegal Dumping Investigation
  • Illegal Posters

Earth DayHelping Hand Neighborhood Cleanup

  • Tool kit loans
  • Free compost