In areas with once-a-week trash pickup, residents will get a new 96-gallon trash can (same as the old can) and a bigger 64-gallon recycling can, which is twice as big as the old one. In twice-a-week areas, you'll get 32-gallon trash cans and 48-gallon recycling bins.
Mayor Vince Gray tells the Post that this is in response to increased recycling in the city -- a good thing, for sure.
Once-a-week houses will get the cans first, starting with those places where trash gets picked up on Friday and going backwards through the days. DC Government has a map that will tell you which day you are and if you're once or twice a week.
The old cans will be recycled.