D.C. residents can ask members of the Department of Public Works and Metropolitan Police Department questions about keeping the District litter free from the comfort of their computers.
A live webcast will take place on the DPW’s website tomorrow from noon to 1 p.m.
Residents can submit questions to the DPW’s Interim Director Chris Shorter as well as a representative from the MPD’s Litter Enforcement team, as part of the DPW’s Litter Free D.C. campaign.
As the name implies, Litter Free D.C. is a program sponsored by the DPW that aims to eliminate litter from streets in the city.
Future DPW webcasts will cover graffiti, leaf collection, recycling and parking, said DPW Public Affairs Specialist Nancee Lyons.
“We’re always open for topic ideas and encourage residents to let us know what they would like to discuss,” Lyons said.
More information can be found can be found on the DPW website.
Image via Litter Free DC
The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) will observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 21.
Sanitation services (including trash and recycling collections and street and alley cleaning) will be suspended for the day. However, parking enforcement for safety and “Emergency No Parking” restrictions will occur due to inauguration activities. All services will resume as scheduled on Tuesday, January 22.
- Trash and recycling collections in once-a-week collection neighborhoods will “slide” to the next day for the remainder of the week.
- In neighborhoods with twice-weekly trash collections, Monday and Thursday collections will be made Tuesday and Friday, and Tuesday and Friday collections will be made Wednesday and Saturday.
- DPW will suspend enforcement of expired meters, residential parking and rush hour lane restrictions.
- Booting and abandoned vehicle removal will be suspended.
- Ticketing and towing will take place for all safety restrictions, e.g., bus stops, driveways, hydrants, and crosswalks, and emergency no parking areas.
- Throughout the District, vehicles parked where “Emergency No Parking” signs are posted will be towed.
- Full enforcement resumes Tuesday, January 22.
For more information, visit the DC DPW website.
The holiday season is officially over, which means it’s time to cut back on the booze, cut out the sweets and take down the tree.
The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) has specific guidelines for disposing of holiday trees and wreaths, which can all be picked up by the city through January 12.
- Remove all ornaments
- Between Sunday, December 30 and Sunday, January 6,place the greenery where you place your trash and recycling for collection.
- Please do not put the trees in plastic or cloth bags.
- Trees collected between December 31 and January 12 will be chipped and composted.
- Any trees not collected by January 12 will be picked up as space in the trash trucks allow over the following weeks.
For more information, visit the DC DPW website.
The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) will observe Christmas and New Years Day this year. Both days will affect routine services. Below is the information directly from DPW, as well as information for leaf collection and holiday tree pick-up.
Trash and recycling pick-up
- For the weeks of December 24 and December 31, 2012, DPW will make its regular Monday trash and recycling collections and Tuesday’s collections will be suspended in both once-a-week and twice-a-week collection neighborhoods. Trash and recycling collections will resume Wednesday.
- In once-a-week neighborhoods, collections will slide one day, so Tuesday’s collections will be made Wednesday and so on through Saturday when Friday’s collections will be made.
- In twice-a-week collection neighborhoods, Monday and Thursday collections will follow their normal schedule.
- Tuesday and Friday collections will be made Wednesday and Saturday.
- DPW will not enforce parking meters, residential parking and rush hour lane restrictions Tuesday, December 25, and Tuesday, January 1.
- DPW will enforce parking regulations Monday, December 24 and December 31.
- Normal enforcement will resume Wednesday, December 26, and Wednesday, January 2.
- Between December 17 and 29, leaf collections will be made from most “Area B” neighborhoods, except December 25.
- In Ward 5, Area B is scheduled for collections to be made between December 24 and January 5.
Holiday tree collections:
- Holiday trees and wreaths will be picked up curbside from December 31 to January 12 to be recycled.
Borderstan, it’s time to break-out those rakes and leaf blowers. The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin collecting leaves Monday, November 5 and will continue collections through January 12, 2013.
Leaves will be collected by DPW from every residential street in the District. Residents are asked to rake loose leaves into the treeboxes, not into the street. DPW crews will then come by and vacuum the leaves, which will be composted. The city will also collect and compost bagged leaves left in the treeboxes.
“Collecting leaves is a public safety function,” said DPW Director William O. Howland, Jr. in a press release statement. “Wet or dry leaves can cause pedestrians to fall and cars to skid. Leaves can block catch basins, which can lead to flooding. Leaves raked into the street, rather than the treebox, reduce available parking spaces. Starting a car parked over dry leaves can cause them to ignite.”
To ensure leaves are collected, residents are asked to check DPW’s collection schedule, which is available online.
Here are some tips for leaf collecting, provided by DPW:
- Look up your street’s collection schedule in the leaf collection brochure or at http://leaf.dcgis.dc.gov/
- Rake leaves into the treebox the weekend before your street’s collection cycles. If you don’t have a treebox, leaves should be placed adjacent to the curb but not in the gutter or the street.
- Please – leaves only! Tree limbs, bricks, dirt, rocks, etc., will damage the equipment and delay collections.
- If you choose to bag your leaves, place the bags in the treebox or next to the trash/recycling container(s).
- Drive slowly around our crews’ work area so no one gets hurt.
There will be no trash and recycling collections on Monday, May 31. 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.
DPW will suspend enforcement of parking meters, residential parking, and rush hour lane restrictions. It also will suspend towing of abandoned vehicles.
Other services suspended for Memorial Day include scheduled street and alley cleaning and nuisance abatement. All services will resume Tuesday, June 1.
The DC Department of Transportation (DDoT) began the Corcoran Street NW sidewalk replacement project on Wednesday morning. Brick sidewalks will replace the concrete on the 1400 to 1600 stretch of the street.
The pace of work was quick on the first day. I left for an assignment early this morning and when I returned mid-morning huge chunks of sidewalk had been ripped out. Oh… a note to any neighbors who may not be thrilled with the project: No one at Bordertan had anything to do with this project. However, we’re sure it is going to look very nice!
We’re trying to get the “official” completion date for you from DDoT.
See note below: The completion date has been given as October 4. Ummm…. okay, never mind.