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DPW to Observe Presidents Day, Mon., Feb. 18

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Sanitation And Parking Enforcement Services To Be Suspended That Day

The DC Department of Public Works announced today how services will be affected Presidents Day, Monday, February 18, when the District observes the holiday.  Trash and recycling collections and parking enforcement will be suspended. All services will resume Tuesday, February 19. 


Trash/recycling collections:  Trash and recycling collections in once-a-week collection neighborhoods will “slide” to the next day for the remainder of the week.  In neighborhoods with twice-weekly trash collections, Monday and Thursday collections will be made Tuesday and Friday, and Tuesday and Friday collections will be made Wednesday and Saturday.


Ft. Totten: Ft. Totten Transfer Station, located at 4900 John F. McCormack Drive, NE, will be closed to the public February 18.  It will reopen Tuesday, February 19.  Residents may bring trash and bulk items between 1 pm and 5 pm.  The next Saturday household hazardous waste/e-cycling/document shredding drop-off day is March 2, 8 am to 3 pm, (these services are available the first Saturday of the month, except holidays). 


To accommodate residents whose religious beliefs prohibit them from using the Saturday drop-off, DPW accepts household hazardous waste and e-cyclables only the Thursday before the first Saturday of the month (February 28, from 1 pm to 5 pm).  DPW will not accept personal documents for shredding on Thursdays because they cannot be secured until the contractor arrives on Saturday.


Directions to Ft. Totten:  Travel east on Irving Street, NW, turn left on Michigan Avenue, turn left on John F. McCormack Drive, NE and continue to the end of the street.


Parking Enforcement: DPW will suspend enforcement of parking meters, residential parking, and rush hour lane restrictions on Presidents Day.  DPW also will suspend towing abandoned vehicles.  Enforcement resumes Tuesday, February 19.