New garbage and organics carts coming during 2017

This year, we will be providing free carts with wheels and locking lids — one for garbage and one for organic waste — to every home in the District that receives residential garbage collection.

By moving to these standardized carts, we can:

  • Improve worker health and safety — the new carts don't require manual lifting
  • Make garbage less accessible to animals — the new carts have lids that lock
  • Reduce the amount of waste we generate —  there are financial incentives for choosing smaller carts

Get complete details of the new cart program