(Washington, DC) The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) will observe Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4; therefore, sanitation services and most parking enforcement will be suspended and will resume on Thursday, July 5.
Following next Wednesday’s celebrations and parades, DPW will be conducting special cleanings throughout the District. Used fireworks debris may be put in normal trash containers for pickup. Residents are encouraged to report any excessive debris in their neighborhoods by calling 311.
As a reminder, firecrackers and fireworks that explode (i.e. cherry bombs, salutes and roman candles) are prohibited in the District. If you see someone using or selling illegal fireworks, please contact the DC Fire Marshal at (202) 727-1600.
Trash and Recycling Collections: Trash and recycling collections will “slide” to the next day, for the remainder of the week. This applies to both once-a-week and twice-a-week collection neighborhoods. Trash and recycling containers should be put out for collection no earlier than 6:30 pm the night before collection and removed from public space by 8 pm on the collection day to avoid sanitation enforcement.
Street Sweeping: Street sweeping will be suspended Wednesday and resume Thursday, July 5.
Fort Totten Transfer Station: The Fort Totten Transfer Station, located at 4900 John F. McCormack Drive, NE, will be closed Wednesday, July 4 and will reopen Thursday at its normal hours of operation of 1 pm—5 pm. Saturday Household Hazardous Waste/E-cycling drop-off services will not be affected by the holiday.
Parking Enforcement Services
As Wednesday, July 4 is an observed holiday in the District of Columbia, parking meters and enforcement in residential parking, rush hour lane restrictions, and towing of abandoned vehicles will not be in effect, except in the following locations:
Meters (not impacted by road closures) that are operated by the National Park Service or anywhere that Emergency No Parking Signs are posted along the National Mall.
The streets located in the Stadium Event Zone (bounded by the Southeast/Southwest Freeway, 5th Street SE, Delaware Avenue/2nd Street SW, and the Anacostia River) as a result of the event at Nationals Park
Along the DC Streetcar line during its hours of operation.