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DPW to Observe Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28; Trash, Recycling will not be Collected

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Leaves will be collected as scheduled from Area B neighborhoods. All services resume Fri., Nov. 29.

(Washington, DC)  The Department of Public Works announced today how services will be affected in observance of Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28. 

Trash and Recycling Collections: There will be no trash and recycling collections. These collections will “slide” to the next day. Thursday’s collections will be made Friday, and Friday’s collections will be made Saturday.  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. 

Parking Enforcement:  Parking meters will not be in effect.  Residential parking and rush hour lane restrictions will not be enforced.  Also, DPW will not tow abandoned vehicles.  Parking enforcement will resume Friday, November 29.

Ft. Totten:  The Ft. Totten Transfer Station, located at 4900 John F. McCormack Drive, NE, will be closed Thursday, November 28.  It will be open Friday, November 29, 1 pm to 5 pm, for residents to bring bulk trash.  Residents also may bring bulk trash only on Saturday, 8 am to 3 pm.  The next Saturday Household Hazardous Waste/E-cycling/Document Shredding drop-off day is Saturday, December 7, 8 am to 3 pm.

Directions to Ft. Totten:  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 dpw.dc.gov/node/414922.

Leaf Collections:  Leaf collections are being made from “Area B” neighborhoods between Monday, November 18, and Saturday, November 30 (including Thanksgiving Day).  DPW is following the collection schedule published in the leaf collection brochure mailed to households that receive DPW trash/recycling collections.  Area B residents should rake their leaves into their treebox to ensure their leaves are ready when the crews come to collect them through November 30.

Residents can use DPW’s Web site (www.dpw.dc.gov) to view the 2013-2014 leaf collection schedule by selecting Leaf Collection Services.  To check the status of leaf collection, visit “Check Leaf Collection Status in Your Neighborhood” (leaf.dcgis.dc.gov) and enter your address.