The District of Columbia

Trash Day Boundaries

Trash Day Boundaries

by DPW SWMA GIS Section on 07/01/2009

About: Trash Day Boundary
Taking place at: Inner City


Trash day boundaries in the conventional trash collection area of Washington DC. The day boundaries are the areas where trash collection takes place on a particular day. There are several routes within each day boundary. Each crew is assigned to collect trash in one route per day. Conventional trash collection refers to the type of trash container used by the residents for setting out trash. The smaller carts that are distributed by the City fit better in the more crowded areas of the central part of the City due to small or non-existent yards and tight alleys. Since the containers are smaller, trash in the conventional area of the City is collected twice a week. Therefore the Day boundaries are designated as Monday/Thursday or as Tuesday/Friday


This data was digitized to organize the operational management of the residential trash collection program in the City of Washington DC. The day boundaries are used to create maps, analyze data, and communicate with the public and other government officials.

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Point of contact

David Koehler
in Department of Public Works

2750 South Cqapitol St, SE
Washington DC DC, 20032, USA

phone: 202 698-2448
hours: M- F 6:00 AM - 2:30 PM


Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Management Administration GIS Section

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  • Shape / ESRI
    Feature geometry.
  • FID / ESRI
    Internal feature number.
  • Day_ / SWMA trash collection staff
    The day of the week the area has trash collected
    Feature geometry.
  • DAY_
    Area of feature in internal units squared.


FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata / FGDC-STD-001-1998 as of 07/09/2009

Provided by
David Koehler
in DPW SWMA GIS Section

Washington DC DC, 20032, USA

phone: 202 698-2448
hours: M - F 6 AM - 2:30 PM