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DPW to Collect Residential Trash/Recycling Starting at 6 AM, June 28-29, July 2-3, Due To High Temperatures

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

DPW to Collect Residential Trash/Recycling Starting at 6 AM, June 28-29, July 2-3, Due To High Temperatures

Residents are reminded that trash, recycling collections will be suspended July 4th, and will “slide” the rest of the week.
The DC Department of Public Works announced today that its trash and recycling crews will begin their collections an hour earlier, at 6 am, for the remainder of this week, Thursday and Friday, June 28 - 29, and early next week, Monday and Tuesday, July 2 and 3, due to predicted 90° and above temperatures and the effect of the 90° plus heat index.  Residents may put their trash and recyclables out for pick-up starting at 6 pm on the day before their collections so they do not have to change their morning schedules and to make sure these materials are collected.  Trash and recycling containers should be removed from public space by 8 pm on the collection day.
 
Throughout the summer, when the temperature and heat index are predicted to be 90˚ or higher or the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments announces unhealthy air quality (Code Orange or Code Red days), DPW collection crews will begin their work at 6 am to avoid health and environmental issues. 
 
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.