Posts Tagged ‘department of public works’

Everyone May Not Get a New Trashcan. But Does Everyone Need One?

Mayor Vince Gray announced to much fanfare last month that the Department of Public Works would start delivering new Supercans and bigger recycling bins to each District household in January. But the plan hit a major hiccup yesterday when the D.C. Council voted unanimously to reject $9 million in funding for the project, which was largely [...]

Department of Public Works Declares Storm “The Big One”

Snowquester has a rival. In a press release touting its snow readiness, the Department of Public Works has come up with its own phrasing for tonight's storm: "the Big One."
"D.C. snow team deploys for the Big One," reads the press release, which announces that 230 snow plows will start operating around 11 p.m. But is [...]

DPW Leaf Live Chat Not Very Chatty

Each month, between 1 and 2 p.m., the Department of Public Works holds a live online chat for District residents who might have inquiries smack in the middle of the workday. This month, "leaf collection" was the order of business—surely an enthralling topic for all two participants who sought information from the agency during today's [...]

Metro Bad News Roundup: Delayed Silver Line, Hurt Workers Edition

The Metro system, once a reliable point of pride for D.C.'s boosters, has had a rough few years: Safety problems, escalator outages, and rising prices have made the subway a regular subject of local griping. At times, it can be hard to keep up with the torrent of unflattering Metro-related scoops. As a public service,Washington [...]

Leave the Trees! Court Sides With Protesters in DPW Poster Removal Case

The D.C. Court of Appeals on Thursday sided with Brookland residents Don and Abigail Padou, whose 2008 lawsuit accused the Department of Public Works (DPW) of yanking their political posters off utility poles in violation of their First Amendment rights.
According to court records, the Padous were planning a rally that August in protest of the District's alleged failure to comply with its [...]

Sign Tampering Scandal a ‘Charade,’ Jim Graham Campaigner Says

Ward 1 Democratic candidate Jeff Smith continues to accuse incumbent D.C. Councilmember Jim Graham of tampering with his political signs.
Graham's camp maintains there is  "zero hard evidence" of any such malfeasance.
Smith says he recently received an email from Mt. Pleasant resident Margot Berkey, alleging that the Department of Public Works (DPW), a city agency whose committee Graham oversees, [...]

Nuclear Summit Annoys More Drivers Than Previously Thought

The District continues to beef up its credentials as the "parking ticket capital of the nation." Earlier this week, parking enforcement officers were even ticketing cars in designated no-ticketing zones.
This morning, Department of Public Works staffer Kevin Twine sent an email to several Northwest D.C. neighborhood listservs, informing residents of the ticketing snafu:
"To ease the parking burden created by the [...]

DPW Responds to Questions About Separation Between Recycling and Trash

Awhile ago, we brought you a story about recycling that routinely gets tossed out with the trash. Well, as you can imagine, we thought this was pretty surprising news: that loads of plastics, paper, bottles and cans dutifully dumped into recycling bins around the city were still ending up at the landfill. The culprits? Some [...]

DPW Bulk Trash Pickup: No Construction Debris!

Replacing your toilet? Sick of that smelly couch? Want to toss some musty carpeting?
No need to find a friend with a pickup in this town, because the Department of Public Works'll haul that household bulk trash away for you with no hassle whatsoever. Just call 311, then give your address and a list of items [...]

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