Waste Reduction Stories

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

Greenfest PLOGGING Challenge!

For Earth Month, we are kicking off the spring #MontgomeryPlogs Challenge at Greenfest. On April 1st, we will hold a virtual event at Greenfest encouraging

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

Throwing Away Toys and Appliances with Batteries? Read This First!

Cordless appliances and tools are everywhere. What happens when it's time to throw them away?  DO NOT toss batteries into the trash or recycling bin.  Cordless appliances and

Out with the old electronics? Learn how to recycle them here!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-6xG3lf_uY Are electronics recyclable?  You bet they are!  But please do not place unwanted electronics in your blue recycling bin. Montgomery County residents and businesses

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
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