In response to the overflowing trash cans seen on the National Mall during the partial government shutdown, D.C. and community groups began stepping in to help keep parks clean. But now, their help may no longer be needed.
The partial government shutdown has led to trash building up around D.C. Crews are taking in about 30 bags of garbage each day from areas that are normally maintained by the National Park Service.
Hawaii scientists found two tiny baby octopuses floating on plastic trash they were cleaning up as they monitored coral reefs.
The small town has handled trash collection for at least five decades and has eight people on staff.
New Year’s Day falls on a Monday, so government-run locations, services and transportation systems may not be open, or may be working on a different schedule.
Around the world, people throw away about 4 million tons of trash each day — or roughly 2.6 pounds of trash per person. Here are some ways to cut down on waste and clean up the planet, one piece of garbage at a time.
WASHINGTON — An art installation in an Italian gallery was supposed to look like trash. Evidently, they did a good job, because last week the cleaning crew treated it accordingly. The piece by the artistic team…
There’s a bit of a trashy problem on the National Mall: Lots of trash seems to build up in and around cans Sunday mornings.
WASHINGTON – The D.C. Department of Public Works says trash truck crews managed this weekend to pick up all the trash that had been piling up the past two weeks. “We had about 30 percent…
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.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.