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DPW Observes Independence Day, Friday, July 4

Friday, June 27, 2014
Sanitation services will be suspended. Parking regulations will be enforced in the Nationals Park neighborhood, around the Mall, 14th St. Bridge and other fireworks-viewing points.

Contact:  Linda Grant (202) 671-2375

(Washington, DC) The Department of Public Works (DPW) announced today how services will be affected Friday, July 4, 2014, when the District observes Independence Day. Trash and recycling collections and street and alley cleaning will be suspended.  Parking enforcement will be suspended, except in the Nationals Park neighborhood where all parking regulations will be enforced.  DPW also will enforce parking regulations around the Mall in support of the Independence Day celebration and fireworks. Services will resume Saturday, July 5. Trash/recycling collections:  Friday trash and recycling collections will “slide” to Saturday.  DC regulations allow trash and recycling cans to be in the public space between 6:30 pm the day before trash/recycling collection and 8 pm of the collection day.

Parking Enforcement:  All parking regulations will be enforced in the Nationals Park neighborhood.  Additionally, DPW will enforce parking regulations around the Mall from 4th Street to 18th Street,  21st Street between Virginia Avenue and F Street,  23rd Street between Constitution Avenue and C Street, the 14th Street Bridge, I-695, I-295 and SE/SW Freeway where people may park to watch the fireworks.  Food trucks and other vendors also will be towed if parked in unauthorized spaces.

Elsewhere, DPW will suspend enforcement of expired meters, residential parking and rush hour lane restrictions.  Also, booting, towing and abandoned vehicle removal will be suspended.  Citywide parking enforcement resumes Saturday, July 5.

Ft. Totten:  The Ft. Totten Transfer Station, located at 4900 John F. McCormack Drive, NE, will be closed July 4 and will reopen Saturday, July 5, 8 am to 3 pm.  DPW will conduct its weekly household hazardous waste/e-cycling drop-off Saturday, July 5 and because July 5 is the first Saturday of the month, residents also may drop-off personal documents to be shredded. On the first Thursday of each month, DPW accepts household hazardous waste and e/cycling between 1 pm and 5 pm but no documents for shredding will be accepted because DPW cannot secure those items until the vendor is on site July 5. For more details about HHW/e-cycling/document shredding go to

Directions to Ft. Totten:  Travel east on Irving Street, NW, turn left on Michigan Avenue, turn left on John F. McCormack Drive, NE and continue to the end of the street. For directions from additional locations, please go to