SOLID WASTE: Washington, D.C., may have thrown out -- not recycled -- old trash cans Published: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Washington, D.C.'s Department of Public Works may have thrown out garbage cans that it claimed were recycled. Please subscribe to Greenwire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.