Monday, January 16, 2012

Remember the Trash Slide and Other MLK Holiday Occurrances

Monday, January 16 is the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.  Here are some reminders from DPW about the holiday schedule:

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.

The Ft. Totten Transfer Station at 4900 John F. McCormack Road, NE will be closed Monday, January 16. Residents may resume bringing bulk trash and recyclables on Tuesday, January 17, between 1 pm and 5 pm.

The next Saturday household hazardous waste/e-cycling/document shredding drop-off day is February 4, from 8am to 3pm.  (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 is accepting only household hazardous waste and e-cyclables the Thursday before the first Saturday of the month (February 2, from 1 pm to 5 pm). DPW will not accept personal documents for shredding on Thursdays as there is no way to secure these items until the contractor arrives on Saturday.

Holiday Tree Collections: Residents disposing of holiday trees and other greenery should strip them of all ornaments and tinsel, and place these items where their trash and recycling are collected. The trees and greenery will be collected with the trash as truck capacity permits.

To ask questions about these services, please call 311 or go to

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