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DPW to Observe Columbus Day, Monday, October 9th

Monday, October 2, 2017
Sanitation services will be suspended for the day. Fort Totten Transfer Station will be closed on Columbus Day DPW will enforce parking restrictions along the streetcar line on Columbus Day

(WASHINGTON, DC) The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) will observe Columbus Day, Monday, October 9; therefore, sanitation services and most parking enforcement will be suspended and will resume on Tuesday, October 10.

Sanitation services will be suspended for the holiday and will resume Tuesday, October 10.

  • Trash and recycling collections in once-a-week collection neighborhoods will “slide” to the next day for the remainder of the week.
  • In twice-a-week collection neighborhoods, Monday’s and Thursday’s collections will slide to Tuesday and Friday. Tuesday’s and Friday’s collections will slide to Wednesday and Saturday.
  • Street sweeping will be suspended Monday and resume Tuesday, October 10.

The Fort Totten Transfer Station will be closed Monday, October 9 and reopen Tuesday, October 10 to residents between 1 pm and 5 pm.

Streetcar parking enforcement is daily, including weekends and holidays, e.g., Columbus Day, along H Street and Benning Road, NE, between 3rd Street and Oklahoma Avenue, NE. On Sundays and holidays, streetcar parking enforcement is between 8 am and 11 pm. Enforcement on Mondays—Thursdays is 6 am to midnight; and on Fridays and Saturdays, enforcement runs between 6 am and 2 am. Normal enforcement citywide of other parking violations resumes October 10.

DPW provides essential city services in two distinct program areas: environmental services/solid waste management and parking enforcement. Both contribute to making District streets and public spaces clean, safe, attractive and accessible for all residents, businesses, commuters and visitors.