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DPW to Collect Trash/Recycling Starting at 6 AM, Tues/Wed, July 17-18

Monday, July 16, 2012

DPW to Collect Trash/Recycling Starting at 6 AM, Tues/Wed, July 17-18

Trash collection will start early due to extreme heat conditions.

The DC Department of Public Works announced today that its residential trash and recycling crews will begin their collections an hour earlier, at 6 am, Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 18, 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 6:30 pm on the day before their collections 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).