DPW Observes Memorial Day, Monday, May 31‏

The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) announced made an announcement earlier this week on how services will be affected in observance of Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2010. Details are below:

Trash Collection: There will be no trash and recycling collections. Trash and recycling collections will “slide” to the next day for the remainder of the week.  For example, Monday’s trash and recycling collections will be made on Tuesday and Tuesday’s collections will be made on Wednesday.  In neighborhoods with twice-weekly trash collections, Monday and Thursday collections will be made Tuesday and Friday. Collections normally made on Tuesday and Friday, will be made Wednesday and Saturday.  Trash and recycling containers should be placed out for collection no earlier than 6:30 pm the night before collection and removed from public space by 8 pm on the day(s) of collection.

Parking Enforcement: DPW will suspend enforcement of parking meters, residential parking, and rush hour lane restrictions. It also will suspend towing of abandoned vehicles.

Ft. Totten: The Ft. Totten Transfer Station (4900 John F. McCormack Road, NE) will be closed Monday to residential customers and reopens Tuesday, June 1.

·         Residents may bring their trash and bulk items weekdays (1 pm to 5 pm) and Saturdays (8 am to 3 pm) to Ft. Totten for disposal.

·         On Saturdays only (8 am to 3 pm), the transfer station accepts residents’ unwanted toxic items, such as pesticides, batteries and motor oil.  Electronics, including televisions, computers and cell phones, also will be accepted.  Residents may bring up to five boxes of personal paper documents and credit cards to be shredded for free.  For a complete list of items, go to www.dpw.dc.gov and click on Household Hazardous Waste / E-Cycling / Shredding.  Compost also is available to residents on Saturdays only.

Other services suspended for Memorial Day include scheduled street and alley cleaning and nuisance abatement. All services will resume Tuesday, June 1, 2010.

To view DPW’s trash and recycling holiday schedule for the remainder of the year, visit www.dpw.dc.gov and click on Holiday Schedule under the “Highlights” header or call the Mayor’s Citywide Call Center at 311/737-4404.  Residents who would like to receive service notices from DPW should contact Kevin Twine at kevin.twine@dc.gov.

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