Washington, DC

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From DPW:

DPW To Collect Residential Trash/Recycling Starting at 6 AM, for Remainder of Week, May 30-June 1, 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, Thursday – Saturday, May 30 – June 1, due to predicted 90° and above temperatures and unhealthy air quality (Code Orange reported by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments). Residents may put their trash and recyclables out for pick-up starting at 6 pm on the day before their collections. 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.


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