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DPW Offers Options to Dispose of HHW/E-cycling/Personal Documents for Shredding in September

Monday, August 28, 2017

(Washington, DC) - The Department of Public Works (DPW) will accept District residents’ household hazardous waste and e-cyclables on Thursday, August 31 from 1 pm – 5 pm, in addition to our regular Saturday service from 8 am – 3 pm at the Ft. Totten Transfer Station, 4900 John F. McCormack Drive, NE.* DPW will also provide document shredding services on Saturday, September 2 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”x12.5”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 Ft. Totten, along with e-cycling items such as computers, televisions and other unwanted electronic equipment. For a list of all household hazardous waste and e-cyclables accepted by DPW, including how to prepare lithium batteries or batteries greater than 9 volts, and additional information about document shredding, please click on the HHW link at dpw.dc.gov.

Household Hazardous Waste and E-cycables Drop-Off Schedule (August/September)

  • Every Saturday: 8 am—3 pm
  • Thursday, August 31: 1 pm—5 pm

Personal Documents for Shredding Drop-Off Schedule (September)

  • Saturday, September 2: 8 am—3 pm

*Directions to Ft. 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.