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DPW to Collect Residential Trash/Recycling Starting at 6 AM, for Remainder of Week, June 20 - 22, Due To High Temperatures

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

DPW to Collect Residential Trash/Recycling Starting at 6 AM, for Remainder of Week, June 20 - 22, Due To High Temperatures

DPW to collect residential trash/recycling due to high temperatures

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 the week, Wednesday - Friday, June 20 - 22, 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 or environmental issues.