Tenleytown Trash is DC's only locally owned & operated, CBE waste management and recycling company offering regular and bulk pick up.
We are Tenleytown Trash, Washington, DC’s only locally owned and operated, CBE certified waste management and recycling company. We offer a variety of services for every waste management need, and specialize in having equipment designed specifically for DC’s narrow streets and slender alleyways.
We are your neighbors. Founded by lifetime Washingtonian, Barney Shapiro, what started out of the back of his pick-up truck in the mid 90s, is now one of the dominant, full-service waste management companies in town.
Barney Shapiro, a Woodrow Wilson High School graduate, founded Tenleytown Trash under the principal of “better service for his community.” Originally a small builder and developer in the District during the 80s, he moved to the trash business in 1997 and hasn’t looked back. His “Team,” as he calls them, are like family, some of them having been with the company for over 10 years. And some actually are family.
Tenleytown Trash runs seven days a week, 365 days a year with a fleet of 24 trucks. We like to say we are big enough for any haul, but small enough to take your call. Try us out. You won’t be disappointed.
Tenleytown Trash's CEO, Barney Shapiro, tells the true story of how he became a self-professed "Trash Man" on the Story District stage. Here's a hint - it involves a psychic.