Department of Environmental Protection

June 4, 2020 | Samantha Subin

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Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Center to Reopen Friday

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection will re-open the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station this Friday to accept waste from residents and businesses countywide. “We appreciate the patience of our residents throughout this period as we were modifying our hours in line with the state and the county’s stay at home mandates,” […]

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May 14, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for May 14 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, May 14, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.County Will Remain on Stay at Home Order: County Executive and Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles will hold a news conference today at noon to discuss what criteria must be met before additional openings and other activities can be allowed in Montgomery […]

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May 12, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Department of Environmental Protection to Host First ‘Digital Solar Happy Hour’

Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection will be hosting a “Digital Solar Happy Hour” focused on bringing solar energy and electric vehicle charging to homes and small businesses. The digital happy hour will be held on Thursday, May 14 live online from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The event is in partnership with local breweries […]

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May 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for May 6 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, May 6 and it’s National Nurses Day! Thank a nurse for their frontline work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are five things to know for today in Montgomery County. 1. Governor’s Press Conference: Gov. Larry Hogan will hold a press conference at 3 p.m. to give COVID-19 updates. It streams live on his […]

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October 25, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Oct. 25 in Montgomery County

Mostly cloudy today. Check out the weather forecast. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Friday, Oct. 25. 1. World Series, Game 3: The Washington Nationals are playing the Houston Astros tonight in Game 3 of the 2019 World Series. It will air live on Fox at 8:07 p.m. And then on Saturday, […]

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April 25, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County’s 5th Annual Greenfest Planned for Sunday in Wheaton

Montgomery County’s fifth annual GreenFest will take place on April 28 at Broadside Gardens in Wheaton. This year’s event includes a full day of family activities and learning opportunities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brookside Gardens is located at 1800 Glenallan Avenue. Guests are advised to utilize the free parking and shuttle service that […]

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April 22, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Greening Up Montgomery County

Montgomery County recycles a lot of its trash, but it’s going to have to recycle a lot more if it wants to close its pollution-belching incinerator in Dickerson — it won’t be easy being green Montgomery, or so says the county’s environmental protection chief, Adam Ortiz. Listen to his chat with Doug Tallman on this […]

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April 2, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Earth Month Events Across Montgomery County

This month marks the 49th anniversary of “Earth Month,” a global campaign that stresses the importance of protecting the planet’s air, land and water. Events are scheduled throughout the month for Montgomery County residents to learn about and take part in preserving the environment. “Learn About Organic Lawn Care” at the Rock Creek Conservancy Office […]

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March 8, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for March 8 in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, March 8. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. National Consumer Protection Week: Staff from the Office of Consumer Protection will be at the Gaithersburg Library from 1 to 3 p.m. today. Stop by to learn about the OCP’s tools and resources to help residents avoid scams, identity theft […]

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March 7, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for March 7 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, March 7. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Early Care and Education Initiative: Montgomery County leaders will introduce a four-year action plan to significantly increase the number of child care spots for infants and children up to 5 years old in the highest need areas of the County. […]

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