Department of Environmental Protection

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection

The mission of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is to enhance the quality of life in our community by protecting and improving Montgomery County's air, water and land in a sustainable way while fostering smart growth, a thriving economy and healthy communities.

DEP staff are dedicated to providing excellent customer service to residents and businesses, and ensuring the health and sustainability of our environment.  My Green Montgomery is one of those programs.

Other programs and services include:

Solid Waste Services:
  • Facilities operation (Transfer Station, Recycling Center, Resource Recovery Facility, etc,)
  • Collections and recycling
  • Education
  • Strategic planning
Watershed Management:
  • Stream restoration
  • Stormwater management
  • Stormwater facility installation, inspection, and maintenance
  • RainScapes
  • Education and grants
  • Wildlife and water quality monitoring
  • Tree Montgomery
  • Green Business Certification Program
  • Energy (Residential and Commercial)
  • Air Quality
  • Lawn Care and landscapes
  • Climate change
  • Education, event planning, and data management
Other DEP Programs:
  • Enforcement of environmental laws
  • Water Quality Protection Charge
  • Water and Wastewater planning

For more information on all of DEP’s programs, visit our website.