Mayor Bowser to Host District-Wide Spring Cleaning Campaign


WASHINGTON, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — On Monday, April 25 through Friday, April 29, Mayor Muriel Bowser will join District officials, business leaders, and community members to host a District-wide spring cleaning campaign. Each day of the week, Mayor Bowser, District employees, and residents will highlight resources available to help DC residents remove waste; keeping homes and the city clean and healthy to live in.

“Keeping our city in tip-top shape has to be a priority for residents across all eight wards,” said Mayor Bowser. “From bulk trash pick-up to tree planting and rodent abatement, the District offers a host of services to support our residents and businesses. Together we have the resources available to ensure that all residents in our city live in a clean, healthy and supportive environment.”

The District-wide spring cleaning campaign comes on the heels of Earth Day, which encourages residents to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

Schedule of Events:

Monday, April 25 at 2:30 pm – Waste Disposal
Mayor Bowser and District Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Christopher Shorter will visit the Fort Totten Transfer Station to explain the vast number of services offered by DPW; including the disposal of solid waste, household hazardous waste, unwanted electronic equipment, and personal document shredding.
Location: Fort Totten Transfer Station
4900 John McCormack Drive, NE
*Closest Metro: Fort Totten Metro Station*
*Bus Line: H8*

Tuesday, April 26 at 11:30 am – Adopt-A-Block
Mayor Bowser will join Annie Stom of Annie’s ACE Hardware store to relaunch theMayor’s Office of the Clean City’s Adopt-A-Block program. Through this new program, organizations will “adopt” a neighborhood block to ensure that it is always well-maintained. More information about this program is available
Location: 1240 Upshur Street, NW
*Closest Metro: Georgia Ave-Petworth Metro Station*
*Bus Lines: 60, 62, 63, 70*

Wednesday, April 27 at 11 am – AlleyPalooza
Mayor Bowser and District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Director Leif Dormsjo will kick-off this year’s AlleyPalooza, the District’s city-wide campaign to repair or renovate 64 alleys throughout the District – eight in each of the District’s eight wards. More information about AlleyPalooza is available at
Location: 303 54th Street, NE
*Bus Lines: 96, 97, W4*

Thursday, April 28 at 10:30 am – Rat Riddance
Mayor Bowser, DPW Director Christopher Shorter, and Department of Health Director LaQuandra Nesbitt will meet with business owners to launch a pilot rat abatement program on Barracks Row.
Starting Location: Spring Mill Bread Co.
701 9th Street, SE
*Closest Metro: Eastern Market Metro Station*

Friday, April 29 at 11:30 am – Tree Planting
Mayor Bowser and DDOT Director Leif Dormsjo will participate in Ketcham Elementary School’s Arbor Day Celebration. The celebration includes tree planting education and placement in honor of Arbor Day.
Location: Ketcham Elementary School
1919 15th Street, SE
*Bus Lines: 92, V5*

Please note that times are subject to change.

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Source: Mayor Muriel Bowser

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