Monday, January 21, 2013
The Department of Public Works will not ticket for expired meters, residential parking and rush hour lane restrictions Inauguration Day.
The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) will not collect trash Inauguration Day and will not enforce parking violations, except in areas where there are safety restrictions or "Emergency No Parking" signs in place. DPW officers will not enforce expired meters, residential parking and rush hour lane restrictions. There will also be no booting or abandoned vehicle removal. However, according to a DPW press release: "Ticketing and towing will take place for all safety restrictions, e.g., bus stops, driveways, hydrants, and crosswalks, and emergency no parking areas. Throughout the District, vehicles parked where “Emergency No Parking” signs are posted will be towed." Trash collection will be halted Monday and will resume Tuesday on a sliding …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Marvelous Market installs new trash receptacles in response to rat complaints.
Residents of the 1500 block of 32nd Street had some unwelcome summer visitors in the form of rats burrowing in their backyards and feasting at night at Marvelous Market (3217 P St., NW). The open and overflowing trash containers at Marvelous Market have been the subject of much frustration among 32nd Street residents, who say they have never had a rat problem previously. Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner called the rat situation a "serious infestation." Tom Birch said he first learned of the "horror of these rats" six weeks ago to a month ago and has been working with the community, the business and District agencies to address the problem. According to Birch, a tree with low-hanging branches near the dumpsters gave the rats a "trapeze …
Monday, July 2, 2012
The Department of Public Works crews will collect spoiled food from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday
Residents can stop by DC public schools Monday and Tuesday to dispose of food spoiled because of power outages from Friday's storm. Department of Public Works crews will collect spoiled food from 3 to 7 p.m. locally at Key Elementary (5001 Dana Pl., N) and Wilson High School (3950 Chesapeake St., NW). DPW is offering collection services in addition to normal trash collection in case residents do not want to wait until their normal collection day to dispose of spoiled food items. As a reminder, DPW will not be collecting trash Wednesday, July 4th so collection schedules will slide by one day. If your trash is normally collected once a week on Wednesday, it will be picked up on Thursday. If your trash is normally collected Thursday, it will …
Through July 7, DPW will collect branches placed in treeboxes.
The District Department of Public Works (DPW) will collect residential storm debris through July 7. Branches must be properly sized, bundled and placed in a treebox. Below are the guidelines the agency provided in an email Saturday: 1. If hiring a tree specialist or landscaping company to cut up fallen trees and limbs, please have your contractor remove all the debris, limbs and branches. 2. From July 1-July 7 only, the Department of Public Works will remove from the treebox space(s) in front of residents’ homes, branches that are cut into 4' lengths and tied into bundles no more than 2' in diameter. These items can be placed where the residents' trash is collected. Alternatively, residents may bring them to the Ft. Totten Transfer Station…
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Changes impact Georgetown, Burleith and Glover Park
The Department of Public Works (DPW) will start trash collection at 6 a.m. for the remainder of the week and again on Monday and Tuesday in anticipation of high temperatures during normal service hours. Starting work an hour earlier helps crews "avoid health or environmental issues" on days when the temperature and heat index are predicted to be above 90 degrees, according to a press release from DPW. Trash may be placed on the curb starting at 6 p.m. the day before collection. Trash and recycling containers have to be removed by 8 p.m. on collection day. Additionally DPW offered the following reminder for customers about Independence Day service impacts: "DPW will observe Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4, and sanitation services will …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Department of Public Works will begin collection at 6 a.m.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Department of Public Works (DPW) will start trash collection at 6 a.m. for the remainder of the week in anticipation of high temperatures during normal service hours. Starting work an hour earlier helps crews "avoid health or environmental issues" on days when the temperature and heat index are predicted to be above 90 degrees, according to a press release from DPW. The National Weather Service has issued a heat warning for the region from noon until 8 p.m. Trash may be placed on the curb starting at 6 p.m. the day before collection. Trash and recycling containers have to be removed by 8 p.m. on collection day. Read more here about this week's weather.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Forecasters offer ever-changing predictions of wintry weather Sunday.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
The District Snow Team is prepared for the wintry weather expected Sunday afternoon. The team will fully deploy 220 snow plows Sunday, Feb. 19, beginning at 11 a.m., according to a press release from the Department of Public Works (DPW) Friday. Plows will be on their routes as long as necessary. According to the news release issued Friday, weather forecasters were predicting from three to six inches of snow, falling between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday. But, as of Saturday evening, the National Weather Service is merely calling for a light accumultion of snow. NWS expects the snow begin falling Sunday afternoon, with the heaviest snowfall expected to southwest of the city. Temperatures will be in the mid-30s. On Friday, the Washington Post'…
Monday, January 2, 2012
D.C. Department of Public Works will collect discarded holiday trees between Jan. 3 and Jan. 14.
Now that Santa has come and gone and we rang in the new year, the D.C. Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin collecting holiday trees and wreaths and recycling them. DPW will begin curbside pickup Jan. 3 and continue on through Jan. 14. The agency asks residents to remove all decorations and to place the trees and wreaths in treeboxes in front of your home between Monday, Jan. 2, and Mon., January 9. Do not place trees in plastic or cloth bags. If you miss the Jan. 14 deadline, the tree will not be recylced and must be set out with your trash to be picked up as space in the trash trucks allows over the following weeks.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Now you can see images of your parking violations and the resulting ticket online.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Below is a full unedited press release from the DC Department of Public Works: The DC Department of Public Works announced today that motorists who receive a parking ticket issued by DPW may go to www.dpw.dc.gov then click on TICPIX to see images of the violation and resulting ticket. The images will be posted 72 hours after a ticket is issued, but not all violations will have associated images.* “DPW issued 1.5 million parking tickets in FY 2010 (October 1, 2009-September 30, 2010),” said DPW Director William O. Howland, Jr. “By posting these images, we are giving motorists a picture of the violation that led to a ticket.” Director Howland added that DPW parking tickets refer motorists to the Web site to see the images, and the …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The DC Department of Public Works will distribute sandbags to D.C. residents from 6 p.m. to midnight.
The DC Department of Public Works will distribute sandbags at RFK Stadium, Lot 7 from 6 p.m. to midnight. Sandbags are availabe for District residents, with DC identification (up to five bags per household). The sandbags weigh between 40 lbs. and 50 lbs. and residents will need to load them into their vehicles. DPW will have employees and signage directing residents to the site entrance. “We distributed 13,500 sandbags to approximately 2,700 households in August before and during Hurricane Irene,” said DPW Director William O. Howland, Jr. in a news release. “We ask that residents who received sandbags last month refrain from coming back for more.” Hurricane season ends in November, so residents are asked to hold onto their sandbags, just …