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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 02/07/2010

Big changes to D.C. trash collection because of snow

Because of the snow storm, the District Department of Public Works will only collect trash in the front of homes and businesses, and recycling collection will be suspended the rest of the week.

Residents are asked to place garbage in dark-colored plastic bags and to put them out as close to the time of collection as possible. DPW recommends placing bleach in the trash to repel rodents.

Here are some other changes, according to a news release from DPW:

"Ft. Totten Transfer Station Closed to the Public: Ft. Totten also will be closed to the public on Monday, February 8.

No Bulk Collections Monday, February 8: DPW bulk collection drivers still will be on duty clearing the streets of snow.

Street Litter Can Collections Suspended: Litter can collections are suspended February 4 through February 9. Collections are expected to resume Wednesday, February 10. "

-- Nikita Stewart

By Anne Bartlett  |  11:15 AM ET, 02/07/2010

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