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1. Learn about this resource. 

Residents can receive $117 off their annual property tax bill if they pay a private company to collect their trash rather than the District. This amount changes annually.


This credit is called the Trash Credit and is offered by the Office of Tax and Revenue.

2. Check if you are eligible.

You are eligible if all of these statements are true:

  • You own the home that you live in.

  • You receive the Homestead Deduction for your DC home. Check your most recent property tax bill to be sure.

  • You, your homeowners association, or your co-op board pay a private company to collect your trash. 

get a tax credit for paying for your own trash pick-up?


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Keywords: property tax credit, homeowners, private trash collection, garbage, collect garbage, discount, lower property taxes

This page was last updated May 2022.

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