District businesses selling food or alcohol are required to charge $.05 for each disposable paper or plastic carryout bag. Find out about DC's Bag Law.
Resources for Residents
The environment is intrinsically tied to public health. And so, at the District Department of the Environment (DDOE), our work revolves around maintaining the health and safety of our residents. From assessing environmental risks in air quality to keeping our rivers and water clean to providing energy assistance to those in need, DDOE works tirelessly to protect our local environment and ensure that District residents have the resources they need to incorporate environmentally friendly practices in their day-to-day activities.
Environmental Health and Safety
- Arsenic - Asbestos Abatement
- Lead and Healthy Housing - Lead and Safer Drinking Water
- Pesticide Program - Radon Gas
Energy Assistance & Weatherization
ATTENTION LOW INCOME RESIDENTS!
If you are eligible to receive or currently receiving the “Residential Aid Discount” or “RAD” on your electric bill and are considering switching to an independent electric supplier (i.e. not PEPCO), you will likely LOSE most of your discount upon switching. Please call PEPCO BEFORE you switch to find out if you are eligible to receive or are currently receiving RAD so that you can make an informed decision whether to switch to an independent electric supplier.