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DPW Observes Memorial Day, Monday, May 31‏

May 28, 2010

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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Trash Collection During Alley Reconstruction

April 19, 2010

For those that live on the block where the alley work began this morning, trash is sure to be an issue over the next 2-3 weeks. According to the crew doing the work, residents are instructed to put their trash out in the alley as usual (ie Tuesday and Friday) and things will be worked out between DDOT and DPW. Lets hope we don’t see garbage pile up.

Spontaneous Park Clean Up

March 22, 2010

Residents cleaning Reservation 321-A

With most of the snow in the small park at Park Place and Rock Creek Church Road gone, what remained was a large amount of trash and debris. It was nice to see residents from the 3650 and 3660 blocks of Park Place picking up what was left behind.

While I’m sure there will be a little more when the rest of the snow melts, what was accomplished was no small matter as you can see from the photo below taken earlier in the day.

Debris left behind from melting snow mounds

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Is it Time for a Neighborhood Clean Up?

March 8, 2010

Litter and debris left after melting snow, corner of Park Place and Park Road

While its nice to see that most of the snow is finally gone, one thing that isn’t nice is all the trash that is left behind.

When the plows and scoops got the snow out of the streets, they apparently also scooped up all the trash and left it in the snow piles as well.

Now that it’s getting warm enough, is it time to organize a community clean up to get things nice and tidy again? Does anyone have any ideas on where the biggest trouble spots are? Additionally, has anyone organized one before?

I know we can all pick up the trash in front of our homes without making  a day of it, but it just strikes me that it would be more enjoyable if this were a community event and I know there are some areas that aren’t any particular person’s responsibility.

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More Trash and Recycling News

February 23, 2010

It seems there is just no way to not get your trash and recycling collection this week. It was announced on Feb. 22nd that collection would return to normal … but lest there be any confusion, if you’ve place it in front of your house, leave it there. DPW will collect it there as well. The announcement is below:

Collections are being made from both the curb and alley Mon., Feb. 22.

Normal collection schedule resumes this week.

The DC Department of Public Works announced today that it is resuming alley collections for trash and recycling. Last week, residents were asked to put their trash at the curb through today because the alleys were impassable. However, the high temperatures over the weekend produced some melting, which will allow the collections to be made from the alleys once again. Residents are asked to put their trash and recycling containers at their regular point of collection between 6:30 pm the day before their collection and 6 am the day of their collection. If you have already placed your trash and recycling in the front, please leave it there. We will collect it.

Trash AND Recycling Collected From Curb Week of Feb. 22, 2010

February 22, 2010

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.

Trash Collection but No Recycling this Week.

February 15, 2010

I’ve been asked this question by a few people so far, so I thought I’d share this now that I know.

For the week of February 15th, 2010, the trash/recycling/parking enforcement according to an Alert DC email is as follows: Trash to be collected from the front; recycling to be suspended, and parking enforcement to be affected.

Trash Collections: Trash will not be collected Presidents Day, Monday, February 15. Collections in once-a-week collection neighborhoods will “slide” to the next day. For example, Monday trash collections will be made Tuesday, Tuesday collections will be made Wednesday, and so on. In neighborhoods with twice-weekly trash collections, Monday and Thursday collections will be made Tuesday and Friday, and Tuesday and Friday collections will be made Wednesday and Saturday. The alleys remain impassable because about three feet of snow fell between Friday, February 5, and Wednesday, February 10, so DPW asks residents to put their trash in dark plastic bags and place them at the curb no earlier than 6:30 pm the night before collection and removed from public space by 8 pm on the day(s) of collection. Bleach may be added to the bags to repel rodents. (more…)

Trash/Recycling Collections Return to Normal

December 28, 2009

DPW issued the following release on area listservs today alerting all that trash and recycling will be picked up as normal this week, with the exception of Friday, which will move to a Saturday collection schedule.

With the snow and Christmas last week, service was hit and miss at best. There are also instructions for Christmas tree collection.

TRASH/RECYCLING COLLECTIONS RETURN TO NORMAL SCHEDULE

MON. THRU THURS., FRI.’S COLLECTIONS SLIDE TO SATURDAY

DPW to Observe New Year’s Day, Fri., Jan. 1

See Your Holiday Tree Chipped Starting Mon., Dec. 28

(Washington, DC) The DC Department of Public Works announced today that it will follow its normal trash and recycling collection schedule this week, except for Friday, January 1, when, in observance of New Year’s Day, Friday’s collections will slide to Saturday, January 2. This year, DPW will give residents the option of bringing their holiday trees to the Ft. Totten Trash Transfer Station, starting December 28 or they may put their holiday trees out for collection between January 1 and January 10. (more…)

District Snow Officials Remind Residents of Alley Policy

December 21, 2009

The following message regarding the city’s policy on plowing alleys and trash pickup was released on area listservs today. As much of Ward 1 has normal trash collection in the alleys, it may be a few days before things get back to normal.

(Washington, D.C.) – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and Department of Public Works (DPW) want to remind residents that as a policy the District does not plow alleys.

“The District does not plow alleys,” said DPW Director William O. Howland, Jr.  “We do not have the resources and in the majority of the alleys there is no place to push the snow.  It would be too difficult and labor intensive to plow any type of alley, whether narrow or wide, in the District.”

Tune into the local media or check DPW’s Web site — www.dpw.dc.gov — for trash collection news.

“We are receiving numerous requests from residents, higher than in years past,” said DDOT Director Gabe Klein.  “Our crews are focused on clearing the District’s 1100 miles of roadway, in particular the residential and side streets.  We just do not have the resources to plow alleys.”

Additional information on the District’s snow plan can be found at www.ddot.dc.gov.

DPW Announces Holiday Services Schedule

December 16, 2009

The Department of Public Works’ Website posted its schedule for providing services over the next couple of holidays. With both Christmas and New Year’s Day falling on Friday this year, it will definitely disrupt normal trash pickup. The full announcement is below:

Winter Holiday Trash and Recycling Collection Schedule Announced

The Department of Public Works (DPW) announces the following holiday schedule for services through January 2010:

Christmas Day: Friday, December 25, 2009
DPW will be closed and most services will be suspended, including DPW trash, recycling and leaf collections. Parking enforcement also will be suspended, including rush hour and residential zone violations. All services will resume Monday, December 28, 2009.  All Friday trash and recycling collections will slide to Saturday, December 26. Trash and recycling containers should be put out for collection no earlier than 6:30 pm the night before collection and removed from public space by 8 pm on collection day. Leaf collection service also will resume on Saturday, December 26.

Ft. Totten Transfer Station, 4900 John F. McCormack Road, NE
The Ft. Totten Transfer Station will be open Saturday, January 2, 2010, from 8 am to 3 pm, to receive all household hazardous waste (HHW), electronic waste and personal documents for shredding. This is an ideal time to recycle those old TVs, computers and other electronic gadgets and toys to make space for new gifts. The transfer station will not be open to the public Saturday, December 26. 
 
New Year’s Day: Friday, January 1, 2010
On New Year’s Day, DPW will be closed and most services will be suspended, including DPW trash, recycling and leaf collections, and parking enforcement, including rush hour and residential zone violations. All services will resume Monday, January 4, 2010. All Friday trash and recycling collections will slide to Saturday, January 2. Any remaining leaf collections also will resume on Saturday. (more…)


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