The Department of Public Works announced how services will be affected in observance of Christmas (December 25, 2010) and New Year’s Day (January 1, 2011).
Trash and Recycling Collections: DPW crews will follow the normal collections schedule and pick up trash and recycling Friday, December 24, and Friday, December 31. This applies to both once-a-week and twice-a-week collection neighborhoods. 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 collection day.
Parking Enforcement: DPW will suspend enforcement of parking meters, residential parking and rush hour lane restrictions Friday and Saturday, December 24 and 25, and Friday and Saturday, December 31 and January 1. Also, DPW will not tow abandoned vehicles.
Ft. Totten: The Ft. Totten Transfer Station, located at 4900 John F. McCormack Road, NE, will be closed Friday and Saturday, December 24 and 25, and Friday and Saturday, December 31 and January 1. Bulk trash drop-off services will be available Monday, December 27, through Thursday, December 30, 1 pm to 5 pm. The next Saturday household hazardous waste/e-cycling/document shredding drop-off day is January 8, 8 am to 3 pm, (these services are available the first Saturday of the month, except holidays).
Directions to Ft. Totten: Travel east on Irving Street, NW, turn left on Michigan Avenue, turn left on John F. McCormack Road, NE and continue to the end of the street.
Leaf Collections: Leaf collections will be made from most “Area B” neighborhoods, except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Area B residents should rake their leaves into their treebox spaces by the Sunday before their collection weeks.