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DPW to Collect Residential Trash and Recycling Starting at 6 AM, Wednesday, July 2 Due to Predicted 90 Degrees Plus Temperatures

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
DPW will observe Independence Day, Friday, July 4 so residents are reminded that Friday’s collections “slide” to Saturday, July 5.

Contact: Linda Grant 202-671-2375

(Washington, DC)  The DC Department of Public Works announced today that its trash and recycling crews will begin their collections an hour earlier, at 6 am, Tuesday, July 2 due to predicted 90°+ temperatures.

DPW will observe Independence Day, July 4, so Friday’s collections “slide” to Saturday, July 5.  Residents may put their trash and recyclables out for pick-up starting at 6:30 pm the day before their collections.  Trash and recycling containers should be removed from public space by 8 pm on the collection day.

Throughout the summer, when the temperature is predicted to be 90˚ or higher or the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments announces unhealthy air quality (Code Orange or Code Red days), DPW collection crews will begin their work at 6 am to avoid health or environmental issues.