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Today through Feb. 8th DPW “will collect all remaining leaves and holiday trees.” Wards 1 & 2 Hustle Up!

by Prince Of Petworth February 1, 2017 at 4:25 pm 9 Comments


From a press release:

“Beginning today and running through Wednesday, February 8, the Department of Public Works will collect all remaining leaves and holiday trees throughout the District. Crews will blitz two Wards per day, collecting holiday trees from the front *and* rear of residents’ homes. Mark your calendars!

Leaf & Holiday Tree Blitz Schedule

February 1st & 2nd Wards 1 & 2

February 3rd & 4th Wards 3 & 4

February 5th & 6th Wards 5 & 6

February 7th & 8th Wards 7 & 8

Please be reminded that DPW does not collect holiday trees from commercial residences which are dwellings with four or more units. Trees are ready for collection when ornaments, tinsel and other decorations have been removed. Keep in mind that all holiday trees brought to Fort Totten Transfer Station are composted.

Please to call the 311/202-737-4404, the Citywide Call Center to report the location of leaves and holiday trees that still remain.”

  • Jeff

    WTF is a Holiday Tree?

    • Blithe

      Christmas trees, Hanukkah bushes, solstice evergreens. Feel free to chime in if I left anything out.

  • Truxton Thomas

    Has the city even started? It would be great if they followed the schedule they distribute in advance, for everyone.

    • saf

      Our block got picked up mid-January. (Ward 4, near the GA Ave metro)

  • John

    Wonderful! Why the rush though? Does it make sense to anybody that we would pay these guys to work Saturday and Sunday to collect Christmas Trees?

    • textdoc

      I think it’s because they were originally supposed to have picked up all Christmas trees by January 21. (Or some other date that has passed.)

  • Anon

    Will they pick up leaves from alleys as well? There is quite a pile growing in our alley.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t believe the city cleans alleys at all – neither street sweeping nor leaf collection. They will obviously pick up trash, bagged yard waste (including leaves), recycling, and scheduled bulk trash from the alley if that’s the designated collection spot for your house.

  • Eugenia

    Does anyone know if they are picking up in the front of houses on the curb or in the back in the alley where trash gets picked up? Where should we leave it to be sure it gets composted. I just called the city service line but didn’t get a straight answer on what to do and he didn’t request my location. any ideas?


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