Below please find important information concerning Hazardous Waste
Collection events scheduled to occur in April 2004.
HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION – 4/3 & 4/24
The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) will hold its bi-annual
hazardous waste event at two
locations on Saturday, April 3 from 9 AM to 3 PM.
Residents may bring household chemicals and other materials to the
Barron Amphitheatre parking lot at 16th and Kennedy Streets, NW or to
Branch Shopping Center parking lot at 3220 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.
drop-off service is free and open to all District residents.
DC residents can bring items including old cleaning and gardening
small quantities of gasoline,pesticides and poisons, acids, varnish,
oil-based paints, solvents, aerosols, wood preservatives, spent
all kinds, roofing tar, chemistry sets, automotive fluids, even
floor tiles to the collection site for environmentally safe disposal.
A professional hazardous waste contractor will remove materials
from residents’ vehicles. The materials will then be taken to an
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved facility for processing.
Electronics recycling, normally conducted in conjunction with the
hazardous waste collection, will instead take place at the Carter
parking lot on April 24, from 9 am – 3 pm.
Residents are asked to bring computers, cell phones,television sets,
equipment and other electronics to that special collection event.
Iems that will not be accepted during the Household Hazardous Waste
Collection Day include munitions, explosives, bulk trash, wooden TV
consoles, propane tanks, microwave ovens and other appliances, as well
as radioactive or biologically active wastes.
For more information on household hazardous waste,visit the DPW website