Sunday, December 19, 2010

Trash, Recycling, and Parking Rules for the Next Two Weeks

In any week with a legal holiday, trash collections and other city pick-up service usually "slide" to the next day. With the both Christmas and New Year's Day on Saturdays this year, the disruption is minimized.

Here's how Department of Public Works (DPW) will handle all collections for Christmas Day and New Year's Day: DPW crews will follow the normal collections schedule and pick up trash and recycling Friday, December 24, and Friday, December 31. This applies to both once-a-week and twice-a-week collection neighborhoods. Trash and recycling containers should be put out for collection no earlier than 6:30 pm the night before collection and removed from public space by 8 pm on the collection day.

Leaf Collections: Leaf collections will be made from most "Area B" neighborhoods, except on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Area B residents should rake their leaves into their treebox spaces by the Sunday before their collection weeks.

Parking Enforcement: DPW will suspend enforcement of parking meters, residential parking and rush hour lane restrictions on Friday and Saturday, December 24 and 25, and Friday and Saturday, December 31 and January 1. Also, DPW will not tow abandoned vehicles.

Hazardous Waste Drop-off and E-Cycling at Fort Totten: The Fort Totten Transfer Station, 4900 John F. McCormack Road, NE, will be closed Friday and Saturday, December 24 and 25, and Friday and Saturday, December 31 and January 1. Bulk trash drop-off services will be available Monday, December 27 through Thursday, December 30, from 1 pm to 5 pm. The next Saturday household hazardous waste/e-cycling/document shredding drop-off day is January 8, from 8 am to 3 pm.

These services are available the first Saturday of the month, except holidays.

To view DPW's trash and recycling holiday schedule for the remainder of the year, click here or call 311. Residents also can use DPW's website to view the 2010-2011 leaf collection schedule by clicking on "Check Leaf Collection Status in Your Neighborhood" and entering your address.

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