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April 18, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Council Celebrates Earth Month (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner issued a proclamation today recognizing the month of April as Earth Month. He was joined by Lisa Feldt, the director of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as well as several environmental groups. “Everyday is Earth Day in our department,” said Feldt. According to Feldt, there are several green […]

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February 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County GreenFest Planned for May 6 in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

The Third Annual Montgomery County GreenFest is planned for Saturday, May 6 in Gaithersburg. GreenFest is the county’s largest environmentally themed festival for residents and businesses. The festival will be held at the Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm, located at 506 S. Frederick Ave. in Gaithersburg. The event is open from 11 a.m. – […]

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November 30, 2016 | Staff Writer

Residents Reminded to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle During the Holidays

Since the holidays traditionally generate additional amounts of waste, The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is providing tips for Montgomery County residents to protect the environment by reducing waste, reusing items and recycling items that can be recycled. Unwanted Mail: In the weeks leading up to the holidays, most households receive larger quantities of advertisements, […]

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November 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Urges Residents to Recycle During the Holidays (VIDEO)

The holidays are right around the corner and Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection is asking all residents to recycle. Lorna Virgili has more. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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July 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Councilmember Berliner Introduces Composting Bill (VIDEO)

The goal is for Montgomery County residents to recycle 70-percent of the county’s solid waste by the year 2020. Along those lines, Council Vice President Roger Berliner has introduced a bill to increase composting to eliminate food waste. Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. […]

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June 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Promotes Reusable Bags with Stream Clean Up and Bag Giveaway (PHOTOS)

County Executive Ike Leggett was joined by Craig Rice and other officials to promote the use of reusable shopping bags at an event Saturday, June 18 in Silver Spring. The event included a stream clean-up of the Stewart-April Lane Tributary, remarks by officials and a free reusable bag giveaway at the White Oak Giant Foods. “I […]

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June 1, 2016 | Staff Writer

Consumer Alert: Drycleaners Eviction (VIDEO)

In this latest Consumer Alert, find out how the Office of Consumer Protection gets involved when a dry cleaning business is evicted.

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April 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Officials Urge Residents to Protect Against Mosquitoes (VIDEO)

Montgomery County leaders held a news conference in Rockville on April 29 to encourage residents to take precautions against mosquito bites, and to eliminate potential mosquito breeding sites. Local officials also announced a new website to help residents stay informed. You can watch the news conference, below:

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December 17, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection Offers Free Reusable Bags (PHOTO)

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is encouraging residents to bring reusable bags when holiday shopping in an effort to reduce waste and litter in the community. According to a news release, plastic bags are one of the top four litter items found in County streams. Reusable bags are eco-friendly and are a […]

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November 19, 2015 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Encourages Holiday Recycling (VIDEO)

With the holidays around the corner, Montgomery County officials are reminding residents about the importance of recycling. Lorna Virgili has the story. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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