Trash Collection Suspended for Fourth of July Holiday in DC

Some parking regulations will be enforced on the holiday, depending on location.

Trash pickup will be suspended on the 4th of July holiday in DC. Patch archive photo
Trash pickup will be suspended on the 4th of July holiday in DC. Patch archive photo
Trash and recycling collections and street and alley cleaning will be suspended for the Fourth of July holiday in DC, according to a DC government news release. 

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.

Friday trash and recycling collections will "slide" to Saturday, July 5. DC regulations allow trash and recycling cans to be in the public space between 6:30 p.m. the day before trash/recycling collection and 8 p.m. on the day of trash/recycling collection.

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.


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