The Corner Forum
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2003
Issue #50

Bring Yard Debris to Curb by Monday

By Mary L. Myers, from a press release

(Spokeswoman, D.C. Department of Public Works)

Isabel made quite a mess, knocking down 350 street trees and damaging hundreds more across the city. The District debris management crews cleared hundreds of streets and alleys — and we still have work to do! Over the next three weeks, we will have contractors hauling away those big trees that were pushed to the side following the storm.

Crews will be working in neighborhoods from Oct. 6-24. Residents may take advantage of this clean-up opportunity by gathering limbs and branches from their own yards and taking them to the curb for collection by Oct. 6. The crews can only collect the debris placed on public space! Leaves and small debris can be bagged and set out with the regular trash.

Residents who don't want to wait for crews can take storm debris to the Fort Totten Trash Transfer Station at 4900 Bates Road, NE from 1-5 p.m. weekdays and from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturdays. The transfer station will also be open to residents on two Sundays, Oct. 12 and Oct. 19 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. §