Hours of Operation for Residents' Use
(Businesses MUST use a commercial hauler.)
Solid Waste Disposal Drop-off
Wed – Fri: 10 am – 2 pm ONLY
Sat: 7 am – 2 pm*
*Please be sure to have identification such as a driver’s license with you to prove you are a District resident. If you don’t have a DC driver’s license, please have photo ID issued by another state plus a current utilities bill (within the last 30 days) or a copy of your residential lease or deed. The names on the photo ID and the utility bill or lease/deed must be the same.
Where to Take Bulk Items Without an Appointment
Take bulk, trash and recycling items to the Fort Totten Transfer Station, 4900 John McCormack Rd NE.
Free Compost Available to Residents
The Department of Public Works will allow District residents to fill up to five 32-gallon bags (bring your own bags and shovel) of free compost Wednesday - Friday 10A - 2P and Saturday 7A - 2P, at the Fort Totten Transfer Station, 4900 John McCormack Rd NE.
Other Special Waste Disposal Options
Household hazardous waste, unwanted electronic equipment, and documents to be shredded are collected every month, once on Thursday and Saturday, at RFK Stadium Lot 3, 2400 E Capitol St NE through March 2024. See schedule here.
To find additional ways to dispose or recycle residential special waste, please visit our Zero Waste DC website by clicking here.