Tag Archive: trash

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, on rail cars on the way to waste processing and disposal facilities, or while waste is being processed at Montgomery County’s Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station or Resource

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 holidays. Cut Christmas trees are accepted year-round for residents who receive Montgomery County-provided collection service. To participate, residents need to place their trees curbside by 7 a.m. on their regularly-scheduled

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 participates in the Washington Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. County law enforcement agencies and the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services

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 become a fire hazard when discarded in the trash. “It is important for residents to know what is not safe to throw in the trash, and it is equally as
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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 more about the project in Dana’s guest blog below.   My art installation piece is inspired by the Leave No Trace policies, LNT, that I have become accustomed to as