Locals with overflowing garbage cans may start to see some relief today.
The D.C. Department of Public Works (DPW) will resume trash and recycling pickup service and operate on an “altered” schedule through Sunday.
The department originally suspended trash pickup due to last weekend’s snowstorm.
“Normal” trash collection is scheduled to resume next Monday, Feb. 1.
DPW will attempt to collect Thurs., & Fri., trash/recycling collection through Sunday. Please place them at normal collection points.
— DC DPW (@DCDPW) January 28, 2016
The altered trash collection schedule, from DPW:
Thursday: Service attempts will be made.
Friday: Service attempts will be made.
Saturday and Sunday: Possible service attempts on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday routes.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: Regular service will resume.
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.
More information is available at the DC Department of Public Works (DPW) website and on DPW’s Facebook Page.