Recycling Program Continues to Expand with Twelve New Recycle Cans

Did you know that the Capitol Hill BID was the first BID in DC to implement public space recycling in 2009?

New recycling receptacles will soon be coming to the Capitol Hill BID as part of a partnership between the DC BID Council and the District’s Department of Public Works (DPW). Operations Directors from nearly all of DC’s nine business improvement districts have been meeting on a bi-monthly basis to help build connections with District agencies, including DPW, the Department of Transportation, and the Department of Health.

The BID’s Director of Operations Andrew Lee has been attending the meetings and emphasized the need for additional trash and recycling receptacles not just on Capitol Hill, but throughout the city. “As a result of our partnership with DPW, we are expected to receive 12 new blue recycling cans as well as 14 new rat plates to install on the bottom of our trash cans,” Andrew said. “The rat plates will eliminate rats and other vermin from getting into the trash cans, which is a big problem in many business districts.”

The new recycling receptacles will be placed adjacent to existing trash receptacles. For questions or more information about the project, contact Andrew at 202-842-3333 ext. 12 or