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Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 07/17/2012

Heat prompts early trash pickup, extended pool hours, cooling centers in D.C.

With dangerously high temperatures poised to broil the D.C. area for at least the next two days, the District has issued earlier trash pickup times, opened cooling centers and extended pool hours to help residents beat the heat.

TRASH PICKUP

The D.C. Department of Public Works will start collecting trash an hour earlier than usual — at 6 a.m. instead of 7 a.m. — on Wednesday. Residents can put trash and recycling out beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evening.

COOLING CENTERS

— One Judiciary Square (441 4th St. NW)

— Frank D. Reeves Center lobby (2000 14th St. NW)

— King Office Building lobby (3720 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE)

— 920 Road Island Ave. NE

Find cooling centers in Maryland and Virginia.

POOL HOURS

Many of D.C.’s public swimming pools will stay open late on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Open Tuesday and Wednesday until 8:30 p.m.:

— Ward 1: Banneker Pool (2500 Georgia Ave. NW)

— Ward 7: Benning Park Pool (5100 Southern Ave. SE);

— Ward 8: Anacostia Pool (1800 Anacostia Drive SE); Fort Stanton Pool (1800 Erie St. SE); Oxon Run Pool (501 Mississippi Ave. SE)

Open Tuesday and Wednesday until 9:30 p.m.:

— Ward 2: Volta Park Pool (1555 34th St. NW)

— Ward 4: Upshur Pool (4300 Arkansas Ave. NW)

— Ward 5: Theodore Hagans Pool (3201 Fort Lincoln Dr. NE)

Other:

— Ward 2: Jelleff Pool will be open until 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday (3265 S St. NW); Francis Pool will be open until 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday (2435 N St. NW)

— Ward 5: Harry Thomas Pool will be open until 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday (1743 Lincoln Road NE)

— Ward 6: Rosedale Pool will be open until 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday (1701 Gales St. NE)

— Ward 7: Fort Dupont Pool will be open until 9:30 on Wednesday (830 Ridge Road SE)

— Ward 8: Barry Farm Pool will be open until 9:30 on Wednesday (1230 Sumner Road SE)

Find the full list and map of D.C. pools.

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