by June 23, 2010 at 10:57 am 1,053 0

The DC Department of Public Works is picking up trash and recyclables an hour early, at 6 am, on days when the temperature is forecast for at least 90° F and air quality is bad. This policy was in effect yesterday and today and will continue Thursday, June 24, and Friday, June 25.

You can get more information at the DPW website or on its Facebook Page. DPW says:

Residents may put their trash and recyclables out for pick-up starting at 6 pm the night before collections so they do not have to change their morning schedules to make sure these materials are collected. Throughout the summer, when the temperature is predicted to be 90˚ or higher or the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments announces unhealthy air quality (Code Orange or Code Red days), DPW collection crews will begin their work at 6 am to avoid health or environmental issues.


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