Waste Reduction Stories

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

To the Recycling Center, with love

A testimonial from a visitor to the Recycling Center My husband and I are Colorado residents, but we have been in Gaithersburg a lot this

Earth Month 2019

This year, Earth Day will be celebrated on Monday, April 22nd. It is a day held to demonstrate and promote environmental awareness and calls for the

Team Green Tea's Goal: "Spill the Tea" about Food Waste

Team Green Tea's Journey down the memory lane It all started during the summer of 2018 with a visit to the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. 

Let’s keep our recyclables clean!

Updated: January 2021   The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Solid Waste Services has seen an increase in the amount of non-recyclable

Recycle your electronics right here!

Recycle your new and old electronics Ever wonder what to do with that old TV with the rabbit ears? Or how about that broken printer

Montgomery County continues to recycle glass bottles and jars

Montgomery County has been recycling glass bottles and jars for decades. In fact, glass bottles and jars are one of the many types of materials

This holiday season, gift outside the box!

The act of giving is one of the best traditions of the holiday season. It builds bonds and shows your loved ones how you care

Promoting energy conservation and recycling at MCPS

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has a strong commitment to environmental sustainability that spans more than 40 years. Economic, social, and environmental considerations have been
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