March 13, 2015 - 12:09 pm

Street sweeping resumes Monday

Street Sweeper

The Department of Public Works, which collects trash, plows snow, and issues parking tickets, will resume street sweeping on Monday, March 16. If you park on the street, be sure to move your car according to the street sweeping signs posted on each street.

Street sweeping ended in October and several of our streets desperately need cleaning.

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January 31, 2015 - 10:35 am

A trashcan thief has struck LeDroit Park


Several neighbors reported their trashcans stolen last week. One neighbor also reported following her can’s tracks in the snow in the sidewalk, but losing the trail blocks away at Florida Avenue, where the snow had melted. Another resident posted the frustrated notice above.

Kevin Twine, the spokesman for the Department of Public Works, the District agency that collects trash and recycling and plows the streets, advised residents the discourage theft by “painting your address on your containers in the most garish way possible”.

Does anyone have any magenta paint and Comic Sans stencils I can borrow?

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January 21, 2010 - 12:50 pm

Cleaner Streets Just In Time For Snow

LeDroit Park Gate in Snow

We arrived home yesterday evening to a nice surprise.  It looks as though DPW, which suspends regular street sweeping in the winter, had decided that LeDroit Park needed a clean-up.

Not only were the curbs cleared, but the area around the entrance gate was cleared of the debris that collects in the shrubs.

Just in time for tonight’s atmospheric slushy of snow, sleet, ice, and rain.

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