WASHINGTON — After an extended cold snap led to a delay in garbage collection, D.C. is launching an unprecedented effort to clean up the streets. Extra crews from the Department of Public Works will be…
Imagine a world without Styrofoam containers.
Take a walk or set up a picnic in Rock Creek Park and visitors would be surprised how much trash gathers along the creek\’s water-line.
Decades-old styrofoam continues to blight the Anacostia River and now the District is considering a ban on the ubiquitous foamy plastic.
Montgomery County is investigating the labor practices of companies it pays to haul trash.
A strike by Montgomery County trash collectors has apparently ended and regular trash service will resume Thursday.
Trash cans have been removed from more than two dozen parks along the George Washington Memorial Parkway in an effort to force visitors to pick up after themselves. The National Park Service says the move will also better use staff, who no longer have to empty trash cans.
It takes 17 million barrels of oil to produce
bottled water each year. That\’s part of the
argument an Arlington County board member will use
in his campaign to cut down on plastic bottles and
In anticipation of the excessive heat, several
local government agencies are altering schedules
for pool hours and trash pickup.