Trash Collection Schedule to Change with Triple-Digit Temps

Compiled by Caitlin White | July 7th, 2010 |
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D.C. Department of Public Works’ crews will begin trash and recycling collections one hour earlier this week, due to the weather forecast of close-to-triple-digit temperatures and unhealthy air quality.

Garbage collection trucks will start picking up trash and recycling at 6 a.m. Wednesday, the DPW announced.

Throughout the summer, crews will begin their work at 6 a.m. when the temperature is predicted to be above 90 degrees or the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments announces a day with unhealthy air quality. DPW hopes this will alleviate strain on the environment and public health.

Collections for Monday were also suspended because of Independence Day, so trash and recycling pick-up date will “slide” one day. For example, Monday’s collections will “slide” a day and be picked up on Tuesday.

In neighborhoods that have twice-a-week collections, Monday and Thursday’s collections will be collected on Tuesday and Friday, Tuesday and Friday’s collections will be made Wednesday and Saturday.

Read the Department of Public Works announcement here.

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