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2017 Leaf Collection Schedule Released

November 7, 2017

The Department of Public Works’ 2017 leaf collection schedule was mailed out last week. In Park View, the two dates to remember are Sunday, November 19, and Sunday, December 17. These are the dates leaves need to bagged or raked out for collection (see map and chart below).

For leaf collection, keep the following in mind:

  • Don’t put tree limbs, bricks, dirt, rocks, etc., into the tree boxes for collection;
  • Do put leaves in the tree box/sidewalk area, do not place leaves in streets, street gutters, or catch basins;
  • Do report clogged storm drains by calling DC Water at (202) 612-3400.

Lastly, if any of your neighbors are seniors consider offering to help them to rake their leaves.

New Litter Cans Placed on Georgia Avenue

July 26, 2016

A little over a week ago I posted that the Metro ventilation shafts on the east side of Georgia Avenue between Quebec Place and Rock Creek Church Road had become defacto litter cans after litter cans were removed in the winter of 2011/2012. I know that several people reached out to the Department of Public Works (DPW) in addition to myself, and it looks like that activism has done its job.

In walking down the 3660 block of Georgia Avenue yesterday I noticed that DPW has installed not one, not two, but three new litter cans on the block. There is one in the center of the block, one outside of King’s Deli, and one outside of Georgia Beauty Supply.

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(Above and below, new litter cans located on Georgia Avenue just south of the Rock Creek Church Road.)

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Efforts Underway to Clean Up 3660 Block of Georgia Avenue

July 15, 2016
Photo of Metro ventilation grate full of trash, sent in by a reader.

Photo of Metro ventilation grate full of trash, sent in by a reader.

Lately, the east side of Georgia Avenue between Rock Creek Church Road and Quebec Place has been particularly bad with discarded trash. In particular, the two ventilation grates for the nearby Georgia Avenue metro station have been used as de facto trash collection bins as shown in the photo taken on July 11th and shared by a reader.

Several neighbors have reached out to me, DPW, and Councilmember Nadeau seeking a solution to this problem. In addition to a Green Team which would come later in the year, one suggestion has been to have a new litter can added to the block so that people have some place to put their cups, bags, and other debris. There used to be a litter can on this block which was removed sometime between October 2011 and May 2012. As the ventilation grates are being used as litter cans, and as Georgia Avenue is a heavily used commercial corridor, it makes sense that the litter can should be returned.

Requests have already been made to the Department of Public Works for a new can and we hope to see it installed soon.

3663 Georgia(Efforts are underway to have a litter can installed on Georgia Avenue south of Rock Creek Church Road)

Annual Truck Touch Scheduled for June 4th

May 25, 2016

DC’s  9th annual Truck Touch event is scheduled for Saturday, June 4, 2016, at RFK Stadium – Lot 7! The Department of Public Works and Mayor Bowser have scheduled a day of food, fun, games, trucks and more! In asking around, I’ve learned that the annual Truck Touch has been a popular event in the past. I’ve included the flyer below for more details.

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Snow is Coming! — DPW Begins Sidewalk Shoveling Campaign

December 11, 2015

Yesterday, many residents of the District received a mailer informing homeowners about snow shoveling rules. While its a little hard to think about winter with 60° weather, snow is always a concern during the winter so its good to start thinking about it. Below is the front of the flyer that was distributed:

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The mailer outlines that all property owners are responsible for clearing snow and ice from sidewalks and ramps within 24hrs after the end of a storm. If they do not, they may receive either a $25 (residents) or a $150 (commercial) fine. The elderly and people with disabilities living in their own homes are exempt from this requirement (sidewalk exemption form here). You can also read the full winter safety rules here.

2015-2016 Leaf Collection Schedule Released

October 26, 2015

The Department of Public Works recently released the 2015-2016 Leaf Collection Schedule, which begins on November 2nd. This coincides with the end of permit parking enforcement at the end of October. The map and schedule for Ward 1 is below.

For leaf collection, residents are requested to rack loose leaves in the treeboxes (not the street) or to bag leave using paper bags and place them in the treebox. If there is no treebox please  put leaves at the curb.

The collection is for loose leaves only — including tree limbs, bricks, dirt, rocks, or other materials will damage the collection equipment and delay city-wide collection.

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2014-2015 Leaf Collection Season Underway

November 4, 2014

2014 leaf collection schedule

Residential street sweeping ended for the season on October 31st, and now the Department of Public Works is transitioning into fall leaf collection mode.  The 2014-2015 leaf collection season began on Monday, November 3rd, but don’t panic. As will past years, leaf collection begins in the area west of 16th Street in Ward 1, and there are two opportunities to get the leaves out for collection.

According to DPW, this year, leaf collection runs from November 3, 2014 through January 10, 2015. Residents should note that the same crews that collect leaves also remove snow, so leaf collection may be interrupted for snow removal duties. Leaves will be removed from neighborhood treeboxes at least twice, following the schedule that can be found on the image at the right and at the Find the Leaf Collection Schedule for Your Neighborhood available on the DPW Website. DPW asks residents to place their leaves in the treebox space the Sunday before each collection cycle.

Loose leaves raked into the treeboxes will be composted.  Bagged leaves placed in the treebox space or where trash and recycling are collected will not be composted.

During the last two weeks of leaf collection season (December 28-January 10), DPW will collect holiday trees and other greenery from residents whose trash is collected by DPW.  Trees and greenery should be placed where the resident’s trash is collected. Please remove all ornaments and lights and do not put the tree(s) and greenery in a bag.

The 2014-2015 leaf collection brochure is also available online if you would like to see the collection schedule for the entire city.


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