F.C.’s ‘Waste Day’ Wednesday Starts Next Week

Trash, recycling, yard waste, brush and bulk waste items will begin to be picked up from City residents’ curbs on Wednesday starting next week. The new F.C. “Waste Day” comes as a result of the City’s move to privatize waste services in efforts be more efficient, increase customer convenience and save money.

All residences which currently receive City-provided curbside solid waste collection will receive refuse, recycling, yard waste, bundled brush, and special bulk items collection on Wednesdays – everything the same day. The City has contracted American Disposal Service to provide a more efficient service that increases customer convenience, while decreasing the cost to City taxpayers. The new privatized collection will save the City approximately $150,000 annually.

The Department of Environmental Services (DES) will introduce rolling carts for trash and recycling late this summer. More information regarding carts will be delivered to each curbside customer. In the meantime, residents should use current receptacles for Wednesday collection beginning June 2. Place trash, recycling, bundled brush and yard bags at the curb by 7 a.m. on Wednesdays (or after 5 p.m. Tuesdays). Brush must be bundled with twine and yard waste must be in compostable paper Kraft bags with a 50 cent orange collection sticker (available at Brown’s Hardware, Giant Food Store, and City Hall Treasurer’s Office and DES Permit Counter).

Fall vacuum leaf collection remains unchanged with DES staff providing this service from Oct. 15 through Dec. 15.

For more information about the new service, call the Solid Waste Hot Line 703-248-5160.