Waste Reduction Stories

Plastic-free July, minimize plastic waste all year long

Blog post by Ilana Williams, Montgomery County 2023 Summer Climate Intern Plastic-free July is a global initiative to help countries be part of the solution


What’s worse than throwing something in the garbage? Wishcycling. Blog post by Fisher Mallon, Montgomery County 2023 Climate Intern Odds are you’ve been in a

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

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

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,

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
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