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Tenleytown Trash is DC's only locally owned & operated, CBE waste management and recycling company offering regular and bulk pick up.

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What you don’t know can cost you.  Test your knowledge of DC’s trash and recycling laws and get the facts you need to know to avoid expensive fines.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you own, manage or are living in a property that needs to privately contract trash or recycling pick-up or has bulk trash removal needs that exceed the limits of the city, we are waiting for your call.

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Did you know that DC’s Department of Public Works:

 

  • Does not pick-up trash or recycling from multi-unit buildings with four units or more? Those buildings must contract this work out to private companies like Tenleytown Trash.  

 

  • Does not pick-up trash or recycling from mixed-use residential and commercial buildings?  Those buildings must contract this work out to private companies like Tenleytown Trash.  

 

  • Requires recycling in all commercial establishments including condominiums and apartments with four or more units.  

 

  • Can fine any property that does not comply with recycling regulations anywhere from $200 to $1500 depending on number of offenses.  

 

  • Only hauls away seven bulk items at a time from your property and they must be placed where they pick up your trash?

 

  • Will only haul away certain bulk items not including books, construction materials, tree limbs or branches?  See full list here.

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