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Trash, Recycling Collections Will Begin at 6am Wednesday, July 19—Friday, July 21 Due to Predicted 90°+ Temperatures

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

(WASHINGTON, DC) - The forecast calls for 90°+ temperatures in the District for the remainder of the week; therefore, DC Department of Public Works (DPW) trash and recycling crews will begin their collections an hour earlier, at 6am Wednesday, July 19 through Friday, July 21.

To make sure trash and recycling are out for pick-up at the earlier time, DPW’s customers can put their items out starting at 6:30pm this evening, rather than waiting until the morning of their collection day. Trash and recycling containers should be removed from public space by 8pm on the collection day.

Throughout the summer, when the temperature is predicted to be 90˚ or higher or the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments announces unhealthy air quality (Code Orange or Code Red days), DPW collection crews will begin their work at 6am to avoid health and environmental issues.

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.