Waste Reduction Stories

Guide to Sustainable Shopping in Montgomery County

Did you know that it takes 2,000 gallons of water to make a single pair of blue jeans and 713 gallons of water to grow

Getting to Know Montgomery County’s Transfer Station

Written by Mubassira Nur and Ona Olisa, 2022 Montgomery County Climate Interns Spring Cleaning Season is upon us! Read on for details on what do

Department of Environmental Protection 2021 Year in Review

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has released its 2021 Year in Review video with department highlights! The video features DEP’s Acting Director

Montgomery County Resident’s Guide to Vermicomposting

Food Waste Background The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Recycling and Resource Management Division estimated that approximately 56,000 tons of residential food waste

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
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