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Yard Waste Collection

DPW collects up to five bags (per week) of yard waste from residences that receive DPW trash and recycling collection services. DPW’s collection priority is trash; therefore, yard waste will be collected as space in the truck permits.

Items that should not be included

Tree limbs and stumps, dirt, stones, rocks, broken concrete, and broken pottery flower pots.

How You Can Help

  • Yard waste is bagged leaves, grass clippings, weeds, bulbs, twigs, pine cones and uprooted plants. Bundles of branches and limbs should be tied into four-foot lengths.
  • Once-a-week trash/recycling customers should put bagged and bundled yard waste where your trash is collected at the same time the trash container is placed.
  • Twice-a-week trash/recycling customers should put their yard waste out with the trash on their second collection day.
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Yard Waste Collection
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Trash collectors picking up yard waste items
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FOIA Category: 
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday 8:15 am - 4:45 pm
Contact Email: 
dpw@dc.gov
Contact Phone: 
(202) 737-4404
Contact Fax: 
(202) 671-0642
Contact TTY: 
(202) 673-6833
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