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.
Holiday Tree & Wreath Collection: January 2–16, 2010
Residents who receive DC trash and recycling collection services are encouraged to place holiday trees and other greenery in curbside tree boxes—without ornaments or tinsel—no earlier than Friday, January 1, and no later than Sunday, January 10. Trees will be picked up during a special two-week collection and chipped. Tree chippings are added to leaves collected during leaf collection season to make compost, which is provided free of charge to residents during the spring, summer and fall. Residents also can bring trees to the Ft. Totten Transfer Station January 2 through 9, from 1 pm to 5 pm weekdays and 8 am to 3 pm Saturdays for free tree chipping.
Trees not collected by January 16, should be placed with your regular trash. DPW will collect the trees, along with the regular trash, as truck space permits over the following weeks.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 18, 2010
In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, DPW offices will be closed and most services will be suspended, including DPW trash and recycling collections and parking enforcement. All DPW services resume on Tuesday, January 19. Trash and recycling collections will continue to slide one day citywide for the rest of the week. For example, Monday trash and recycling collections will slide to 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 and Tuesday and Friday collections will be made Wednesday and Saturday. 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 the day(s) of collection.