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DPW Observes Emancipation Day April 16

Friday, April 13, 2007

(Washington, DC) The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) announced today that it will suspend parking enforcement of meters and residential and rush hour lane restrictions; and it will not tow abandoned vehicles, Monday, April 16, 2007, when Emancipation Day is observed. All services resume Tuesday, April 17, 2007.

Also, there will be no trash or recycling collections Monday, April 16, 2007. The department will follow its holiday collection schedule, which means collections will slide to the next day. For example, in once-a-week collection neighborhoods, Monday’s collections will be made Tuesday, Tuesday’s collections will be made Wednesday, and so on. Collections will be completed Saturday when crews collect from residences where the normal collection day is Friday. In Monday/Thursday twice-a-week collection neighborhoods, collections will be made on Tuesday and Thursday’s collections will be made on Friday. In Tuesday/Friday twice-a-week neighborhoods, normal collections will be made on Tuesday and Friday’s collections will be made on Saturday.

Earlier this week, DPW began distributing its Slide Guide to District residents who receive trash and recycling collection services from DPW. The guide is a postcard that lists the remaining holidays in 2007 that the DC government observes and shows residents when their trash and recycling will be collected after each holiday.

The Slide Guide has been translated into Spanish and is being distributed through DPW and the DC Office of Latino Affairs (OLA). This information will be made available in Amharic, Korean, Chinese and Vietnamese upon request by calling the Mayor’s Citywide Call Center at (202) 727-1000, where residents may ask about these and other DPW services as well as those provided by other DC government agencies.