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Welcome to Zero Waste DC

The District’s one-stop resource on reducing waste, recycling, composting, and special waste handling.

What Goes Where?

Have you ever been unsure about which items can be recycled, or which items are considered too hazardous to put in your trash bin? With our new “What Goes Where?” tool, we’ve taken the guesswork out. Simply type in the name of the item you have a question about, and information will be provided on how best to dispose of it in the District.

*Note: Collection schedules for commercial and multi-family properties with four or more units will not appear in this tool. Check with your waste service provider to find out more.

Roll-off Day - Ward 5

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Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Mayor's Office of the Clean City, and the Department of Public Works are pleased to announce Roll-Off Day in Ward 5!

Join us on Saturday, March 14, 2020, from 12 PM to 2 PM at Joseph H. Cole Recreation Center. This Roll-Off Day allows you to dispose of bulk trash and electronics and learn about other DC government agencies! Meet 311 operators, report service requests, and learn about how you can reduce waste, save energy, and prevent pollution in our neighborhoods and environment.


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The Department of Public Works is happy to send a staff member to present to your community group, office, business, agency, or school on District Recycling information.


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