DPW will collect both trash and recycling from the curb this week rather than from alleys. The full announcement is below:
The DC Department of Public Works announced … that recycling collections will be resumed starting Monday, February 22. Residents are asked to use their recycling containers – blue carts and/or bins – and put the containers next to their trash containers (or dark plastic bags) at the curb. DPW also will resume its Household Hazardous Waste/E-Cycling/Document Shredding services, Saturday, February 20, 8 am to 3 pm, at Ft. Totten Transfer Station, 4900 John F. McCormack Road, NE.
DPW suspended recycling collections for two weeks due to the snow; therefore, many households have more recyclables than will fit in the containers. These overflow recyclables may be put in brown paper bags or cardboard boxes and placed next to the carts or bins.
Both trash and recycling collections will follow their normal schedule next week. Residents are asked to put their containers out between 6:30 pm the day before their collection and 6 am of their collection day.
Snow in District alleys is beginning to melt. However, not enough melting has occurred nor are temperatures forecasted to be sufficiently high to promote substantial melting to create certainty that DPW collections crews safely can collect trash and recyclables from alleys next week.