Bulk Trash Now Collected Only From the Front of Residential Properties
(Washington, DC) Sometimes residents need to dispose of appliances,
furniture, mattresses and other items that are just too big to fit into
regular trash trucks. The Department of Public Works (DPW) collects these
bulky items - by appointment - from households that also receive DPW trash
collection service. In the past, bulk trash could be set out at the same
point of collection used for the resident's regular trash, alley or curb
side. Beginning this week, however, residents requesting bulk trash
collection are being directed to put out bulk items only at curb side in
front of their property.
The change is, in part, a response to complaints that the large trucks used to pick up bulk items are too big or too ungainly to fit through alleys and can sometimes damage residents' property. To arrange for a bulk collection appointment, call the Citywide Call Center at (202) 727-1000. After taking your information, the Call Center Service Representative will give you a collection date and a confirmation number. Up to seven items may be collected at a time.
Customers with more than seven items will be given subsequent appointments dates. Bulk items should be set out in front of your residence at the curb line no earlier than the day before your service date. Single-family homes and buildings with three (or fewer) apartments are eligible for bulk collection services. Be aware that renovation materials, plate glass and other construction debris cannot be collected. DPW does not remove bulk trash from commercial establishments, including multi-unit apartment buildings
(more than three units).
changes in bulk trash