Waste Reduction Stories

Come to a Screening of Wasted!: The Story of Food Waste

You're invited to a screening of the documentary Wasted!: The Story of Food Waste at the Bethesda Landmark Theaters. The screening will be followed by a

Don’t turn your trash can into a fire hazard

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,

Properly dispose of your christmas trees and wreaths

Montgomery County residents are urged to put their cut Christmas tree at the curb for recycling, and give their tree a second life after the

Leafgro is switching to 100% sugarcane bioplastic packaging!

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has taken another step to protect the environment. DEP will partner with Braskem’s I’m Green™ polyethylene (PE)

An avenue of discovery with SEEC and the Silver Spring Timebank

Have you heard of SEEC? -- Their name is an acronym that sums up their mission: Seeking Equality, Empowerment, and Community for People with Developmental Disabilities. This

Dispose of unused or expired medications on Drug Take Back Day

On Saturday, October 28 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., community members can drop off unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs as Montgomery County once again

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
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