New DC Recycling Requirements Begin January 1st
Expanded List of Recyclables Supports District’s Goal of Diverting 80% of its Waste
Earlier this year an expande...d list of recyclable items was announced in the District. While residents serviced by the Department of Public Works (DPW) have been able to recycle the new items for several months, starting on January 1, 2018, all residential and commercial properties—including multi-family dwellings, office buildings, and restaurants—will be required to recycle this full suite of materials. And to make things simple, the items that should be recycled are now uniform throughout DC—whether you’re at home, work, or school.
The District strives to achieve a goal of diverting 80 percent of citywide waste from landfills and waste to energy facilities. The increased number of recyclable items and focus on resident education aims to assist in achieving this goal.
New items added to the list of recyclable items in the District include: pizza boxes; paper and plastic plates, cups, lids, and to-go containers; plastic produce, deli/bakery containers, and trays. Through the addition of these items, the District joins a select group of cities that accept food service packaging for recycling, thereby supporting the development of local and national solutions to recycling new materials.
As a reminder, plastic bags, wraps, and film are not accepted in the District’s recycling. These items clog facility equipment, imposing downtime and safety hazards to recycling facility employees. Many supermarkets and large retailers have plastic shopping bag return/recycling bins in their stores. Residents are asked to place recyclables into their blue bins loose, or in paper bags.
For more information and resources related to recycling in the district, please visit zerowaste.dc.gov.
The Mayor’s List of Recyclables was developed following a survey of eight material processing facilities (MRFs) within a 45-mile radius of the District. Materials added to the list were accepted by a majority of MRFs in the region. The Mayor’s List is a requirement of the Sustainable Solid Waste Management Amendment of 2014. The purpose of which is to provide a single comprehensive list of recyclable and compostable materials for DC residents, schools, and businesses.
Happy New Year!
Reminder: Adams Morgan PorchFest is Saturday! Get your map here (or there at 18th & Columbia) and brace yourself for an afternoon of amazing music with 44 bands playing on 16 porches!
The official 2017 Adams Morgan PorchFest map is here! Download it today, and plot your course for Saturday. We've got more music and more locations than ever, a...nd we've staggered the start times this year so the music never stops.
Download the map here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/3r0pu…/2017%20PorchFest%20Map.pdf…
We're still months away from our next Movie Nights series, but next Saturday is the 5th Annual Adams Morgan Porch Fest! We're going to have over three dozen bands spread out all over the neighborhood, on residential porches and in front of businesses. And it's completely free! Come out and enjoy the gorgeous Fall weather by strolling through the streets of Adams Morgan with your friends and listen to some amazing musicians performing everything from pop and rock to bluegrass and country, and much more. It's a wonderful way to spend a Saturday. We'll be kicking off with a special opening performance by Batala Washington at 1:30 at the corner of 18th and Columbia, and then the festival will continue from 2 until 6. You don't want to miss this one.
Thanks to everyone who made this year's Adams Morgan Movie Nights a huge success. We were a bit worried with the temporary location but we had huge crowds and, despite a couple rain-outs, we managed to show all the movies. Special thanks to Insomnia Cookies for all the sweets and to BicycleSPACE for helping with the bikes. And a huge shout-out to WETA for sponsoring the series and making all of this possible. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing all of you again next year.
Edward Snowden* makes his triumphant return to Adams Morgan tonight in the finale of our Adams Morgan Movie Nights series for 2017.
(*not necessarily the real Edward Snowden, but Joseph-Gordon Levitt is arguably more entertaining)
Join us for Snowden showing at Adams Morgan Movie Nights on June 27! This will be the last movie of our series this year and we will once again be joined by BicycleSPACE to help you with your bikes and will have free Insomnia Cookies to satisfy your sweet tooth.
The weather looks perfect for Tuesday night!
We'll be waiting for you at Walter Pierce Park with free cookies from Insomnia Cookies and bike valet & maintenance tips from BicycleSPACE.
And remember, we love dogs as much as you do, but they are not allowed on the field, nor is alcohol.
Rescheduled: Grease showing at Adams Morgan Movie Nights
Rescheduled: Grease showing at Adams Morgan Movie Nights
We're not calling this a singalong, but that's only because we don't have to. Go ahead and try not to sing.
We'll be giving away cookies from Insomnia Cookies again and BicycleSPACE will be on hand to take care of your wheels, though it's up to you to make your bike systematic, hydromatic, or ultramatic ala Greased Lightning.
Stop by Pop's SeaBar before the movie on Tuesday and pick up a special beach-themed takeout box to enjoy while you're watching JAWS -- and then come down to Walter Pierce Park and enjoy the flick.
Join us on Tuesday June 13 for a BEACH PARTY w/Jaws playing at Adams Morgan Movie Nights!
More details soon, but we'll have cookies from Insomnia Cookies, bike valet from BicycleSPACE, and some special ocean-themed fun from Pop's SeaBar! And best of all, no sand.
Remember when megalomaniac leaders were fictional?
Come on out to Walter Pierce park tonight for Rogue One and we'll treat you to a free cookie from Insomnia Cookies. And be sure to ride your bike -- BicycleSPACE will be on hand to secure it for you and give you some maintenance tips.
**Cookie distribution will start at approx 7:30 -- enter at the double gate near the dog park if you want a cookie.**