DPW: Missed Tuesday Trash Collections To Be Made On Monday

Trash pickup delayed one day, not two.

DPW tells those with missed trash pickup to wait until Monday. (Patch file photo)
DPW tells those with missed trash pickup to wait until Monday. (Patch file photo)
If your trash pickup was missed on Tuesday due to the storm, the next pickup day won't be until Monday, DPW said.

However, some residents have reported being told that all Georgetown pickups will be made on Saturday. 

For everyone else, trash pickup will still be delayed one day because of Martin Luther King Day but will not extend any further, DPW said.

In neighborhoods like Georgetown where roads have been inaccessible to garbage trucks, the latest trash snafu and DPW's responses have left residents confused.

"Guess they just 'missed' Georgetown altogether," one Georgetown resident said. 

Most Georgetown residents' trash days are on Monday but were moved to Tuesday this week because of the holiday. Tuesday's snow storm left many residents without pickup, and now, those residents will have to wait until Monday, 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. 

If you have a Friday garbage day, pickup will be done on Saturday, DPW said. 

For Glover Park residents, trash days are usually on Thursday, but this week collection was moved to Friday. And one Glover Park resident reported that trash was indeed picked up on Friday. 

DPW acknowledged in a Tuesday statement that the schedule for trash and holiday tree collection has seen many upsets this year. 

"The collections schedule has been disrupted since November by the multiple deployments to fight snow and ice storms," the statement 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. 

Was your trash missed during Tuesday's storm? Please tell us in the comments. 


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