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Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 06/21/2010

Heat brings earlier trash pickups

By Washington Post editors

Trash and recycling crews in the District will begin their pickups an hour earlier Tuesday and Wednesday because of forecasts that have temperatures soaring into the 90s on both days. Air quality also is predicted to be unhealthy for those days.

The Department of Public Works said crews will begin collections at 6 a.m. Residents may put trash and recyclables out for pickup starting at 6 p.m. the night before.

Throughout the summer, when the temperature is predicted to be 90 degrees or higher, or the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments announces unhealthy air quality, DPW crews will begin their work at 6 a.m.

By Washington Post editors  | June 21, 2010; 11:59 AM ET
Categories:  DC  | Tags:  d.c., dpw, trash  
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I imagine the air quality on the back of a garbage truck is always Code Red.

Posted by: GreenMeansGo | June 21, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

I wondered a few months ago when trash pick-ups got later in the morning. I remember maybe 15-20 years ago I would be awakened by the trash men outside of my house in Petworth at 4:30-5am. When driving through Georgetown near 8am I see trash pick ups.

Posted by: Redial1 | June 21, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

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