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DPW to Collect Residential Trash/Recycling Starting at 6 am, Wednesday-Friday, July 17-19, Due to Predicted 90 Degree and Above Temperatures, Unhealthy Air Quality

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The DC Department of Public Works announced today that its trash and recycling crews will begin their collections an hour earlier, at 6 am, Wednesday, July 17 through Friday, July 19 due to a predicted 90 degree and above temperatures and unhealthy air quality.  Residents may put their trash and recyclables out for pick-up starting at 6 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 and heat index are predicted to be 90 degrees 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.