Residents will get new garbage cans starting next month

The D.C. Department of Public Works recently received nearly $9 million in city funds for new Supercans and other garbage and recycling containers. The department will begin distributing the containers to residents next month. More than 10 years have passed since the city’s supply of Supercans was updated.

Residents with once-a-week trash collection will receive new Supercans and 64-gallon recycling cans. Residents with twice-a-week trash collection will get new 32-gallon trash cans and 48-gallon recycling cans, which will replace the current 32-gallon recycling cans. The department anticipates that all households will have new cans by July.

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Parks department offers Fun Day program Feb. 14

On Feb. 14, when D.C. public schools will be closed for staff development, the D.C. Parks and Recreation Department will hold DPR Fun Day, a program of children’s activities — sports, athletics, and arts and crafts for kids ages 6-12 — from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 12 DPR sites.

Food is not provided. Children should bring lunch and snacks. Parents are asked to follow department food policies as posted on the DPR Web site.

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Fun Day activities are free, and online registration is required. Registration will open at 10 a.m. Friday and close at midnight Feb. 13. To register, go to

Summer camp registration will begin Feb. 10

Registration for D.C. Parks and Recreation summer camps will begin Feb. 10. There are various activity camps for children 3 to 14, career camps for teenagers, and therapeutic recreation camps for children and adults with special needs. Most camps are offered in four two-week sessions from June 23 to Aug. 15., Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at recreation centers.

A rolling registration will begin Feb. 10 for District residents and March 10 for nonresidents. Each day, a group of camps will open at noon for online registration. Once online registration is open for a camp, registration will remain open until all its spaces are filled.

For a reduced rate, residents may apply in person at the Summer Camp office, 1480 Girard St. NW, fourth floor, before online registration.

Select camps will offer a free summer meals program. Children attending camps that do not offer the program must bring their own lunch and snacks.

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DDOT to hold meetings on mass transit study

The D.C. Department of Transportation is having public meetings for a planning study on public transportation in the north-south corridor. The nine-mile corridor connects the Takoma/Silver Spring area to the Buzzard Point/
Southwest Waterfront area. The area extends from 16th Street to the west to approximately one-quarter mile east of Georgia Avenue.

DDOT seeks feedback on the most feasible route options of high-capacity transit for this corridor. Staff members will present input from previous meetings.

Three meetings, from 3:30 to 8 p.m., are scheduled for Feb. 18 at DCRA, second-floor Community Room, 1100 Fourth St. SW; Feb. 19 at Banneker Recreation Center, 2500 Georgia Ave. NW; and Feb. 20 at Emery Recreation Center, 5701 Georgia Ave. NW. The open houses will include two overview presentations, at 4 and 7 p.m.

A morning meeting is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 19 at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW.

For information, call 202-671-1324 or e-mail To join the project update list, go to

— Compiled by Terence McArdle