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DPW To Observe Labor Day, MON., SEPT. 7

Friday, August 28, 2015
Sanitation services will be suspended for the day. DPW will enforce parking restrictions along the streetcar line and in the Nationals Park neighborhood on Labor Day.

Contact: Linda Grant, 202-671-2375

(Washington, DC)  The DC Department of Public Works will observe Labor Day, Monday, September 7; therefore, sanitation services and most parking enforcement will be suspended until Tuesday, September 8.

Sanitation services will be suspended for the holiday and will resume Tuesday, September 8.

  • 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, September 8.

The Ft. Totten Transfer Station* will be closed Monday, September 7 and reopen Tuesday, September 8 to residents between 1 pm and 5 pm.

Household Hazardous Waste/E-cycling drop-off is weekly on Saturdays, 8 am to 3 pm.  Personal document shredding will remain the first Saturday of the month (except holidays) only.  The next shredding drop-off is Saturday, September 5. Additionally, DPW will conduct a monthly weekday HHW/e-cycling drop-off the Thursday before the first Saturday of each month (except holidays).  The next Thursday HHW/e-cycling drop-off is Thursday, September 3, 1 pm to 5 pm. HHW/ e-cycling drop off and document shredding occur at the Ft. Totten Transfer Station.

On Labor Day, Monday, September 7, DPW will enforce Nationals Park neighborhood parking restrictions and streetcar parking restrictions along the H Street/Benning Road, NE corridor.

“Blocked” Streetcar Parking Enforcement is daily, including weekends and holidays, e.g., Labor Day, along H Street and Benning Road, NE, between 3rd Street and Oklahoma Avenue, NE. On Sundays and holidays enforcement is between 8 am and 10 pm. Enforcement on Mondays-Thursdays is 6 am to 11 am; and on Fridays and Saturdays, enforcement runs between 6 am and 1 am. Normal enforcement citywide resumes Tuesday, September 8. 

*Directions to Ft. Totten, 4900 John F. McCormack Drive, NE:  Travel east on Irving Street, NW, turn left on Michigan Avenue, turn left on John F. McCormack Drive, NE and continue to the end of the street.  Directions from additional locations can be found at