DPW: “We Are Collecting Today”

By Jason Cherkis
|  Monday, Feb 8, 2010  |  Updated 7:42 PM EDT
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DPW: “We Are Collecting Today” was originally published on City Desk on Feb. 08, 2010, at 10:27 am

If you haven't already bothered to figure this out, there's big news in post-snow trash removal. The Department of Public Works has ambitions to brave the snowy side streets and pick up your trash. DPW's Linda Grant tells City Desk: "We are collecting today."

Grant cautions that District trash haulers won't be able to do any alley pickups. If you want your trash collected, Grant says, residents must place the trash in front of their dwellings. She adds that residents must place the trash in dark-colored plastic bags. But will they get to everyone's trash? Not a chance.

"We're going to do our absolute best," Grant says. "There are many side streets that have snow....We've got some narrow streets because there was so much snow. But we will do our best."

Grant adds that recycling pick-up has been suspended.

And, well, if you live in a building that uses a private hauler, you are probably out of luck.

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