Montgomery County is a leader in solid waste management in the nation. While the County has achieved an overall recycling rate of 55 percent and a waste diversion rate of 60 percent (residential and business), we are always looking for ways to increase our recycling achievements. We are looking for your input on how to do
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
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
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
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
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
On a recent Saturday, I went out on the Chesapeake Bay with my 15 year old daughter, Lillian, for a “trash trawl,” gathering water samples for lab evaluation to better understand the trash problem in the Bay, particularly as it relates to plastic microbeads.
My Green Montgomery is a project of the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. It is a service to help Montgomery County residents think and live in a way that safeguards and sustains the health of our people, our county, and the planet.