Waste Reduction Stories

How to Green your summer BBQ

Make your BBQ a little lighter on the planet! Check out some of these easy ways to "green" your event. Use reusable plates and utensils

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

Skip the Straw!

Montgomery County Restaurants and Food Service Businesses Are Reminded to ‘Skip the Straw’ Starting Saturday, May 1, in New Department of Environmental Protection Campaign Montgomery

Eco Evenings with DEP and OMG

“Eco Evenings with DEP and OMG,” a series of virtual town halls open to County residents to discuss relevant environmental topics that are important locally,

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,

Are you smarter than our Environmental Leaders?

Blog, courtesy of Bethesda Green.     Bethesda Green’s Environmental Leaders Program is an experiential school-year long sustainability program for high school seniors in Montgomery County. The

Earth Month 2021

Celebrate Earth Month 2021     This year, we are teaming up with our community partners to bring you free online and in-person education and

Montgomery County PLOGGING Challenge!

What is plogging?? It started as a fitness trend in Sweden! People organized picking up trash while jogging to better enjoy their route. They would

Recycle Right: CFLs Contain Mercury

The Recycle Right—CFLs Contain Mercury campaign is focused on educating the public about how and why to recycle the lightbulbs that contain mercury. CFLs use

Residential Superstars: A Passion for Plogging

You know the three R’s like the back of your hand and do your best to reduce, reuse and recycle everything you can – but
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