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The District to Announce Expanded List of Recyclable Items in DC

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

(WASHINGTON, DC) On Thursday, Oct. 5, officials from several DC agencies will gather at Burroughs Elementary School to announce the new items being added to the list of recyclable items in the District. Increasing the number of recyclable items will help DC as it works to achieve its goal of diverting 80 percent of citywide waste from landfills and waste to energy facilities.

The updated list of recyclables and compostables is a requirement of the Sustainable Solid Waste Management Amendment of 2014; it provides a single comprehensive list of recyclable and compostable materials for DC residents, schools, and businesses.

Burroughs Elementary School was honored earlier this year among the top-performing DCPS Recycles! schools in the District.

Thursday, October 5, 2017; 12:00pm


  • Christopher Shorter, Director, Department of Public Works
  • Dan Guilbeault, Sustainability and Equity Branch Chief, Department of Energy and Environment
  • Zach Dobelbower, Associate Director of Energy and Sustainability, Department of General Services
  • LeVar Jenkins, Principal, Burroughs Elementary School
  • Office of Land and Emergency Management, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (invited)
Burroughs Elementary School
1820 Monroe Street NE
Washington, DC 20018

*Closest Metro: Brookland-CUA Metro Station