DPW works hard to ensure that that public alleys stay clean. Crews rotate around the city from spring to fall.
DPW manages the sale of its surplus assets through online auction sales.
DPW enforces District parking restrictions by booting, towing and impounding "boot-eligible" vehicles.
DPW collects large, bulky items by appointment from eligible residential households.
DPW enforces the requirement that commercial establishments maintain an active recycling program.
DPW collects dead animals from public spaces only – the sidewalk, street or alley. We do not go on private property to remove a dead animal. If you see a dead animal in public space, please contact 311 to open a service request to have it removed.
District residents can now report service issues through our web form.
Use our Trash and Recycling Collection Day App to find your collection day(s).
District residents can now drop-off food waste to be composted at designated Farmers' Markets.
Review Fort Totten Transfer Station's hours of operation and rules for use.
DPW will clean graffiti from public and private property using paint or non-toxic solutions to provide clean and safe environments for residents and visitors.
DPW provides hardship collection services for residents who are physically unable to place or return their garbage/recycling containers.
The Helping Hand program provides tools and supplies for neighborhood clean-up and beautification projects.
The Fort Totten Transfer Station accepts household hazardous waste and unwanted electronics.
Our litter and graffiti prevention program saves District residents money and restores the beauty of the Nation’s Capital.
DPW empties litter cans at night, following a daily to three times per week schedule.
DPW maintains a customer service phone line for residents or visitors wishing to locate their towed vehicle.
The DC Department of Motor Vehicles allows you to pay parking and/or photo enforcement tickets online.
Through school recycling programs, students, teachers, staff, administrators and parents can learn the basics of recycling and environmental stewardship.
Learn about DPW's residential and commercial recycling collection programs.