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DPW Announces Christmas and New Year's Service Schedule

Monday, December 18, 2017
Trash, recycling will not be collected; most parking enforcement will be suspended

(WASHINGTON, DC) The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) will observe Christmas on Monday, December 25, and New Years on Monday, January 1. As such, sanitation services will be suspended on both days, resuming Tuesday, December 26 following Christmas Day, and Tuesday, January 2 following New Years Day. Most parking enforcement will also be suspended on the holidays.

  • Trash and recycling collections in once-a-week collection neighborhoods will “slide” to the next day for the remainder of the week.
  • In twice-a-week collection neighborhoods, Monday’s and Thursday’s collections will slide to Tuesday and Friday. Tuesday’s and Friday’s collections will slide to Wednesday and Saturday.
  • The Fort Totten and Benning Road transfer stations will be closed on Christmas and New Years, reopening the following day.
  • Leaf collections will not be made on either holiday.

There will be no parking enforcement on Christmas Day (December 25). There will be Streetcar parking enforcement on New Years Eve (December 31) between the hours of 8:00 am and 2:00 am, and on New Years Day (January 1) between the hours of 9:00 am and 10:00 pm. Other than these special holiday hours, normal enforcement citywide will be in place.

DPW provides essential city services in two distinct program areas: environmental services/solid waste management and parking enforcement. Both contribute to making District streets and public spaces clean, safe, attractive and accessible for all residents, businesses, commuters and visitors.