Columbus Day: The DC Government Schedule
Monday is Columbus Day, a federal holiday–many workers get it off, but not everyone. It is a holiday for the DC Government, as it is for federal government workers.
In DC, this means:
- No trash or recycling collection on Oct. 11.
- Parking enforcement goes to a holiday-weekend schedule.
Trash Collection. There will be no trash and recycling collections. Trash and recycling collections will “slide” to the next day for the remainder of the week. For example, Monday’s trash and recycling collections will be made on Tuesday and Tuesday’s collections will be made on Wednesday. In neighborhoods with twice-weekly trash collections, Monday and Thursday collections will be made Tuesday and Friday. Collections normally made on Tuesday and Friday, will be made Wednesday and Saturday. Trash and recycling containers should be placed out for collection no earlier than 6:30 pm the night before collection and removed from public space by 8 pm on the day(s) of collection.
Parking Enforcement. Parking enforcement for meters, rush hour ticketing and towing, residential parking, abandoned vehicles towing, and booting will be suspended. Other violations – blocking a fire hydrant, crosswalk, bus stop, or driveway – will be enforced.