Just like the rest of us, DC’s Department of Public Works (DPW) will observe Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, November 22. Trash and recycling will not be collected, and parking enforcement is suspended for the day. However, leaves will be collected, as scheduled, from Area B neighborhoods.
Here are the details on the city’s services:
- Trash and Recycling Collections: Collections will “slide” to the next day. Thursday’s collections will be made Friday, and Friday’s collections will be made Saturday. 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.
- Parking Enforcement: Parking meter regulations will not be in enforced. Residential parking and rush hour lane restrictions will not be enforced. Also, DPW will not tow abandoned vehicles. Parking enforcement will resume Friday, Nov. 23.
- Leaf Collections: Leaf collections will be made from “Area B” neighborhoods between Monday, November 19, and Saturday, December 1 (including Thanksgiving Day). DPW is following the collection schedule published in the leaf collection brochure mailed to households that receive DPW trash/recycling collections. Area B residents should rake their leaves into their treebox by Sunday, Nov. 18 to ensure their leaves are ready when the crews come to collect between November 19 and December 1.