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DPW to Observe Labor Day, Monday, September 3rd

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Sanitation services will be suspended for the day. Fort Totten Transfer Station will be closed on Labor Day. “Summer Collection Hours” End on Tuesday.

(Washington, DC) The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) will observe Labor Day, Monday, September 3; therefore, sanitation services and most parking enforcement will be suspended and will resume on Tuesday, September 4.

Sanitation services will be suspended for the holiday and will resume Tuesday, September 4.

  • 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 4.

The Fort Totten Transfer Station will be closed Monday, September 3 and reopen Tuesday, September 4 to residents between 1 pm and 5 pm.

“Summer collection hours” will end over the Labor Day weekend, with collection crews starting their routes at 7 am on Tuesday, September 4. Collections had begun an hour earlier at 6 am throughout the hotter summer months.

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, streetcar parking enforcement is between 8 am and 11 pm. Normal enforcement citywide of other parking violations resumes September 4.

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.