A junk-removal service is on D.C. clean-up duty, taking to the littered streets of Washington in the wake of the partial government shutdown.

Workers from the company, 1-800-GOT-JUNK, were eyed picking up trash and emptying garbage cans Friday just outside the White House and on the National Mall.


Trash in those areas is usually handled by the National Park Service, but many of its employees are furloughed as the shutdown reached the two week-mark Friday.

Outside groups, including the Capitol Hill Business Improvement District, have also reportedly pitched in as part of an effort to keep the D.C. streets tidy.

"In this time of national uncertainty, we, as Americans, have to help take care of each other and our cities," 1-800-GOT-JUNK's Gregory Frank told ITK. 

The crew disposed of roughly a dozen bags of trash and other items from the Ellipse, according to the company.