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Jan. 20: Obama Takes Oath; Trash Picked Up

Officials at the D.C. Department of Public Works, yeoman public servants that they are, have announced that Barack Obama's swearing-in won't get in the way of the city's trash pickup. Service will continue Tuesday, Jan. 20.

Agency director William O. Howland Jr. noted in a news release that there will be no trash service Monday, Jan. 19, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Therefore, the agency did not want to push service back another week, so it will collect trash Jan. 20, he said.

Here are the specifics, according to the agency's release:

In once-a-week collection neighborhoods, Monday’s collections will be made Tuesday and the remaining collections that week will “slide” to the next day so that Friday’s collections will be made Saturday. In twice-a-week neighborhoods, collections also will “slide” one day. Monday’s collections will be made Tuesday and Tuesday’s collections will be made Wednesday. Thursday’s and Friday’s collections will be made Friday and Saturday, respectively.
On Tuesday, DPW does anticipate that collections on Capitol Hill may be prevented by crowds attending the Inauguration. Crews will begin their routes in that area starting at 5 a.m., that day only, so that they can be clear of the area by the time crowds get heavy. If collections are missed due to road closures, DPW will dispatch crews Wednesday morning, January 21, to collect them.

By David A Nakamura  |  December 11, 2008; 4:33 PM ET  | Category:  In the Community
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