Waste Reduction Stories

You can help reduce the risk of trash fires!

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett held an event today to increase awareness of the importance of the safe disposal of household waste materials that could

A step closer to 70%: the County opened a new mixed paper processing facility at the Recycling Center

In May 2017, the County celebrated the launch of the new Mixed Paper Processing Facility at the Recycling Center. The facility is located at 16105

GreenFest to have a special focus on engaging kids

Saturday, May 6th Festival to Feature a ‘Kids Pavilion’, Art and a Stream Maze. The third annual Montgomery County GreenFest is set for Saturday, May

Montgomery County officially declares April as Earth Month!

Before the Montgomery Council session on Tuesday, April 18th, Council President Roger Berliner announced a countywide proclamation that declared April as Earth Month. In attendance

My Green Montgomery Episode 8

In this episode of My Green Montgomery, hosted by Susan Stark, we're going to see how the Montgomery County green business certification program has expanded,

Empowering places of worship to build and expand in Montgomery County

On November 9, 2016, more than 100 members of Montgomery County ’s faith community took part in an Open House for places of worship to

Become more environmentally friendly this holiday season!

If you asked me what my priorities are for this holiday season, chances are high that my answer would include being productive, staying healthy, and

Art and the environment: Student brings awareness to litter

Dana Hollister, a student at the University of Maryland, recently created an art installation that brings awareness to the issue of trash and littering. Read

Sustainability in Montgomery County Annual Report

For the 2nd year, the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection's Office of Sustainability has released a report outlining sustainability efforts for the past year

Join DEP in celebrating Earth Month!

Each year, in honor of Earth Day, April 22, the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) hosts, and participates in, an array of activities
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