The Department of Public Works (DPW) will accept District residents’ household hazardous waste and e-cyclables on May 3rd and 31st from 1 pm—5 pm, in addition to our regular Saturday service from 8 am—3 pm at the Fort Totten Transfer Station.*
DPW will also provide document shredding services on Saturday, May 5th from 8 am—3 pm for up to five boxes (or equivalent container) of documents, such as bank statements, credit cards, and pay stubs for shredding from each resident. The boxes should be no larger than 16.5” x 12.5” x 8.5” or the approximate size of a box of copy paper. Document shredding is available the first Saturday of the month for paper documents of a sensitive nature. Please place newspapers, magazines and other items that are not confidential in your recycling bins.
District residents may bring HHW items such as pesticides, batteries and cleaning fluids to Fort Totten, along with e-cycling items such as computers, televisions and other unwanted electronic equipment.
Household Hazardous Waste and E-cycables Drop-Off Schedule (May)
- Every Saturday: 8 am—3 pm
- Thursday, May 3: 1 pm—5 pm
- Thursday, May 31: 1 pm—5 pm
Personal Documents for Shredding Drop-Off Schedule (May)
- Saturday, May 5: 8 am—3 pm
*Directions to Fort 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 dpw.dc.gov.
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.