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Holiday Trash Collection Schedule Announced for Labor Day

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Washington, DC) In observance of Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2006, the Department of Public Works (DPW) offices will be closed and normally-scheduled services will be deferred. All DPW activities, services and enforcement resume Tuesday, September 5.

If you have DPW collection service, setting out trash and recyclables after a public holiday is easy. Just remember to “slide.” Now, all city trash and recyclables collection slides one day following the holiday.

In the past, the post-holiday trash collection schedule was staggered, with one schedule for residents in once-a-week collection (Supercan) areas, and another schedule for households (with mini-Supercans) in twice-a-week collection neighborhoods. Now the routes have been harmonized allowing uniform trash and recycling collection citywide. For example, if your trash days are normally Monday and Thursday, your trash will be collected on Tuesday and Friday following the holiday.

The District government observes 11 legal holidays. On these holidays, District government offices are closed and most services are suspended for the day. Unless informed of a schedule change, residents can expect that there is no city trash and recyclables collection; no street and alley cleaning; no sanitation enforcement; no nuisance abatement, towing, or abandoned vehicle removal; no DPW parking enforcement, including meters, residential, and rush hour lane restrictions on these days.