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Household Hazardous Waste, E-cycling, Document Shredding

photo of a box of household hazardous waste and unwanted electronic equipment

Disposing of household hazardous waste and unwanted electronic equipment is easy every Saturday between 8 am and 3 pm, except holidays, at the Ft. Totten Transfer Station, 4900 John F. McCormack Drive, NE.  We also accept personal documents to be shredded on the first Saturday of each month.  No documents will be accepted for shredding except on the first Saturday of the month because DPW cannot secure these documents until the shredding contractor is in place.  An additional Household Hazardous Waste/E-Cycling drop-off occurs the Thursday preceding the first Saturday of the month (except holidays), between 1 pm and 5 pm.  HHW should not be put in trash or recycling containers for DPW to collect, nor should they be included with items for bulk trash collection. Help protect DPW employees from being harmed by these potentially toxic items by disposing of them properly.

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.

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Contact Phone: 
(202) 737-4404
Contact Fax: 
(202) 671-0642
Contact TTY: 
(202) 673-6833