Saturday, March 13, 2010

"I need to take some cabinets to the local dump. Where should I go?"

See this Email exchange from a T Street NW resident and John Salatti, ANC 5C04 commissioner who represents a chunk of Bloomingdale:

On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 5:45 PM

John and Scott;
Greetings gentlemen.

Hate to bother you both but have a question as I have not had a need for it before.
If we have some cabinets, wood and other stuff that we need to take to a dump....where is ours located? Are they open on Saturday and what are the hours for the week also? Would my driver`s license suffice to be able to dump some stuff there?
Thank you for your help and guidance.

From John Salatti:

I have an answer, but it is not absolutely clear. The cabinets can definitely go to the Fort Totten Transfer Station at 4900 John F. McCormack Road NE just north of Catholic University. The wood may or may not be something they will take. The transfer station does not accept "construction materials" (usually things like drywall and concrete). The transfer station is open Saturday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm and the number there is 576-6803. Someone at that number should be able to give you a more definite answer about the wood ad anything else that you want to get rid of.

Please let me know what you learn!

Here is the URL:,A,1202,Q,517961.asp

Good luck,

John T. Salatti
Commissioner, ANC 5C04
(202) 986- 2592
"Together, Building a Better Bloomingdale"


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Suzanne in Bloomingdale said...

If any of the items could be reusable, please consider taking them to Community Forklift in Hyattsville. It's a short trek out Rhode Island Ave just over the DC line. This is a great place to take stuff like light fixtures you are changing out, excess flooring, anything salvaged from an old house, etc.

Katherine said...

Second on the Community Forklift suggestion - they're a great place. Another possibility is the Habitat for Humanity ReStore: They also offer pickup of materials.

Anonymous said...

i third the community forklift suggestion. also, i've had good luck getting rid of some renovation related things (old light fixtures, partial unused sheets of drywall) on freecycle.

Anonymous said...

So, if the transfer station doesn't accept construction debris where can people take that material?