City Desk

This Week Will Be So Hot That DPW Has to Pick Up Your Trash Earlier

Get ready for the first real heat wave of the summer, D.C.

Because temperatures are expected to rise above 90 degrees throughout the week, trash collectors will pick up trash and recycling bins an hour earlier so that the workers can avoid the worst of the heat later in the day, the Department of Public Works announced this afternoon.

Trash will start being picked up at 6 a.m. instead of the typical 7 a.m. between Tuesday and Friday of this week.

Wednesday is expected to be the hottest day of the week, according to Capital Weather Gang. Temperatures could hit the upper nineties then, though triple digit weather is unlikely.

A cool front could lower temperatures a bit by Thursday and Friday. Temperatures hit 90 degrees today.

This likely won't be the only time this summer that DPW will pick up residents' trash because of sweltering temperatures. DPW says it will start trash pickup at 6 a.m. anytime the temperature is expected to be 90 degrees or higher.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery

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