Waste Reduction Stories

Yes, Montgomery County Recycles!

Continued reports in the national news say that recyclables, such as plastics are being sent to landfills or incinerated, rather than being recycled. We hear

You Can Help Prevent Trash Fires

Materials improperly placed into the trash can be significant fire hazards, capable of starting fires when: mixed in loads of waste in refuse collection trucks,

Backyard Composting

Did you know that composting transforms your yard and garden trimmings, such as grass clippings, leaves, and garden prunings, into a dark, crumbly, sweet-smelling material

Plastic Free July

Choose to Refuse Single-Use Plastics The human population is producing and discarding plastic items at an alarming rate. Microplastics, those tiny pieces of plastic such

Fresh Faces: Meet the Newest Staff Members of DEP

  DEP Welcomes Six New Members Six new staff joined DEP and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have them on board. They come from

Recycling Achievement Recognition Week 2020

  Each year, the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection’s Recycling and Resource Management Division recognizes residents; multi-family properties, staff and residents; and businesses, organizations,

Show Your Plants Some Love - Use Compost

This year’s theme for International Compost Awareness Week (May 3-9, 2020) is "Soil Loves Compost". Composting transforms your yard and garden trimmings—grass clippings, leaves, and

DEP Live! #EarthDay2020

  Thank you for joining us for DEP's biggest virtual event! On April 22nd we hosted an all-day live stream event to celebrate the 50th

DEP's Earth Month Goes Online!

Celebrate the 50th-Anniversary of Earth Day   This year, Earth Month events are going to look a little different as we stay at home during

Volunteer Champions: The Lewy Family

    The Lewy Family was recognized as Volunteer Family of the Year during DEP's 20th Annual Recycling Achievement Ceremony. Find out more about The
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