The DC Department of Public Works is observing Columbus Day on Monday, October 8. As a result, there will be no trash and recycling collections. Parking regulations will not be enforced either. (Officially, Columbus Day is actually October 12.)
In once-a-week collection neighborhoods, collections will “slide” to the next day. In twice-a-week collection neighborhoods, Monday and Thursday collections will be made Tuesday and Friday, and Tuesday and Friday collections will be made Wednesday and Saturday.
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 collection day.
Sanitation services will be suspended for the holiday and will resume Tuesday, October 9.
- In once-a-week trash and recycling collection neighborhoods collections will “slide” to the next day, so Monday’s collections will be made Tuesday, Tuesday’s collections will be made Wednesday and so on.
- In twice-a-week collection neighborhoods, Monday/Thursday collections will be made Tuesday and Friday and Tuesday/Friday collections will be made Wednesday and Saturday.
- Street sweeping will be suspended Monday, October 8, so motorists will not need to move their cars that day.
The Washington Nationals’ Post-Season Schedule currently is tentative for October 8 and parking regulations around the stadium will be enforced in the event a game is announced.
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.
Posting Wednesday at dcist:
This coming Monday is Columbus Day, which is technically a federal holiday. That being the case, WMATA has announced as it always does that it will be following a holiday schedule for the day, meaning the Metrorail system will operate on a modified Saturday schedule, opening at 5 a.m. and closing at midnight. In other words, there won’t be any peak service during rush hour. But how many of you actually have Monday off? More of you than, say, get Veterans Day off? About the same? We’re curious.