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Government Shutdown Won’t Affect Garbage Collection in Washington, D.C.

January 22, 2018

Via: Waste360

The federal government partially shut down on Saturday after the Senate blocked a short-term spending bill on Friday evening. During this shut down, the city will have access to revenues from local taxes, so services like trash collection won’t be affected, according to Jenny Reed, director of Washington, D.C.’s Office of Budget and Performance Management.

This differs from the shutdown that happened in 2013, when the city’s budget was frozen because it was tired to the federal government. The frozen budget caused trash pileups around the city since sanitation workers weren’t getting paid during the shutdown.

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