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DPW to Observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 15th

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Sanitation and Holiday Tree Collection Services Will be Suspended for the Day

The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 15; therefore, sanitation services and most parking enforcement will be suspended and will resume on Tuesday, January 16.

  • 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.
  • The Fort Totten and Benning Road transfer stations will be closed on the holiday, reopening the following day.

As a reminder, residents should put their Christmas trees and holiday greenery out where their recycling is collected between January 13 and February 2. Holiday trees and greenery will be collected on residents’ regularly scheduled recycling days during this period (during the week of January 15, recycling days will “slide” to the next day because of the holiday). Trees should only be placed at the curb if that is where a resident’s recyclables are normally collected. This collection service is only available to residents who are serviced by DPW. DPW collects trash and recyclables from single-family homes and apartment/condo buildings with three or fewer living units.

Streetcar parking enforcement is daily, including weekends and holidays, e.g., Martin Luther King Jr. 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 January 16.

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.