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DPW to Collect Residential Storm Debris between July 1 and July 7

Monday, July 2, 2012

DPW to Collect Residential Storm Debris between July 1 and July 7

Residents also may bring debris to Ft. Totten Transfer Station.

(Washington, DC) The DC Department of Public Works announced today how the Department will assist residents who are cleaning up after Friday’s powerful thunderstorm.

  1. If hiring a tree specialist or landscaping company to cut up fallen trees and limbs, please have your contractor remove all the debris, limbs and branches.
  2. From July 1-July 7 only, the Department of Public Works will remove from the treebox space(s) in front of residents’ homes, branches that are cut into 4' lengths and tied into bundles no more than 2' in diameter. These items can be placed where the residents' trash is collected or they may bring them to the Ft. Totten Transfer Station, 4900 John F. McCormack Road, NE, weekdays (except July 4th, Independence Day) between 1 pm and 5 pm, or Saturday, July 7, between 8 am and 3 pm. 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.
  3. Please place debris, bagged or loose, in the treebox space, not the gutter or street so the gutters can remain clear and crews can run mechanical sweepers along the curb lanes and gutters. Also, DPW asks residents to resist putting the debris in the street to help prevent flooding in case of rain before the debris is collected. Do not include rocks, stones or concrete.

Residents are reminded that DPW will observe Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4, and sanitation services will be suspended for the holiday.  They will resume Thursday, July 5.

  • In once-a-week trash and recycling collection neighborhoods collections will “slide” to the next day, so Wednesday’s collections will be made Thursday, Thursday’s collections will be made Friday and so on.  
  • In twice-a-week collection neighborhoods, normal collections will be made Monday and Tuesday; however, Thursday’s collections will be made Friday and Friday’s collections will be made Saturday.
  • Street sweeping will be suspended Wednesday, July 4 so motorists will not need to move their cars that day.