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Alley Repair - alley repair machine and workers repaving alley

You can request alley repair services by calling the Mayor's Citywide Call Center at 311 or completing a service request online using the District government's

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public side street

DPW collects dead animals from public spaces.

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Trash and recycle cans at curb

DPW provides a "Slide Guide" to see how holidays affect when trash and/or recycling will be collected.


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DPW maintains a customer service phone line for residents or visitors wishing to locate their towed vehicle.

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Home Energy Audits

Frequently requested green services from recycling to rodents.

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DDOT Pothole Repair - pothole machine at work

The District's standard is to repair potholes within three days of reporting.

Streets, public places and traffic
Tow truck with a car on its wench

The DPW Parking Enforcement Management Administration provides for ticketing, towing, booting, impoundment and removal of abandoned and dangerous vehicles.

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DPW collects trash once or twice per week or large, bulky items by appointment.

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Trash collectors picking up yard waste items

DPW collects up to five bags (per week) of yard waste from residences that receive DPW trash and recycling collection services.