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Trash Collection

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assorted trash and recycling containers at curbResidential Trash Collection

DPW collects trash once or twice per week from single-family residences and residential buildings with three or fewer living units.

crew and truck collecting trashBulk Trash Collection

DPW collects large, bulky items by appointment from residential households that receive DPW trash collection service.

rake and shovel in dirtYard Waste Collection

DPW collects up to five bags per week of yard waste from residences that receive DPW trash and recycling collection services.

men in hazmat suits moving cratesDead Animal Collection

DPW is responsible for collecting dead animals from public areas. Call DPW if you need to schedule a removal.

household item on curbEviction Reporting

Please request that items left more than 72 hours after an eviction be collected. DPW will collect any items left on public space after that time.

Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(202) 737-4404
Contact Fax: 
(202) 671-0642
Contact TTY: 
(202) 673-6833
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday 8:15 am - 4:45 pm