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DC Trash Collection Resumes; But Some Roads Still Inaccessible

DPW announces next scheduled pick up day.

Trash collection resumes in Washington, D.C. (Patch file photo)
Trash collection resumes in Washington, D.C. (Patch file photo)
Trash, recycling and holiday tree collections were postponed once more due to weather, the District of Columbia Department of Public Works announced on Tuesday.

This week's trash collection schedule was already pushed forward by one day because of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day government closures but the Department of Public Works announced plans to pick up trash that was missed on Tuesday on Wednesday. 

But some roads were still be unaccessible, DPW said.

"DPW is requesting that residents with alley collections whose trash and/or recyclables are not collected pull their containers back onto their properties," a DPW news release said. 

For those with trash that still needs to be picked up, DPW will making rounds once more on Thursday, DPW said. 

"The collections schedule has been disrupted since November by the multiple deployments to fight snow and ice storms," a DPW news release said. 

To make up for previous delays, D.C. extended tree collection by two weeks on Jan. 14. Check back here for updated trash schedules and tree collection deadlines. 

Weather forecasters predict four to eight inches of snow before 11 p.m., making it necessary for all DC Snow Team employees to work toward mitigating hazardous conditions, the release said. 

"We expect to work at least two 12-hour shifts, possibly longer, since the forecast is for temperatures well below freezing,” said DPW Director William O. Howland, Jr. in the news release.

The team will focus its efforts solely on snow management until "roadways are passable," the release said. 

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