Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection

November 13, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

County Department of Environmental Protection Moves to Wheaton

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has relocated its headquarters to a new 14-story building in Downtown Wheaton, according to a Montgomery County press release. According to the county, the 308,000-square-foot office building is an appropriate home for the DEP as it was designed and built with the intent of becoming certified as one […]

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October 20, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 20, in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 20, and the election is two weeks away. Have you made a plan for voting? Check out Montgomery Community Media’s #MoCoVotesMCM 2020 General Election page for information on candidates in the school board, circuit court, and representatives in Congress races. In the meantime, here are five things to know in Montgomery […]

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April 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Announces Food Scraps Recycling Program for Businesses and Organizations

Montgomery County will begin the Commercial Food Scraps Recycling Program after Gov. Larry Hogan’s Stay at Home order is lifted.  Officials announced the new program Wednesday, on Earth Day. County Executive Marc Elrich acknowledged that this year, Earth Day is different.  “This is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and probably the most difficult anniversary […]

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April 17, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for April 17 in Montgomery County

Cloudy today with a high temperature near 60 degrees. Check out the weather forecast. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Friday, April 17. 1. Council Tele-Town Hall: Councilmembers Gabe Albornoz, Evan Glass, Will Jawando and Hans Riemer are hosting a remote town hall today at 1 p.m. Click here to register […]

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January 15, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

With Radon at High Levels, Officials Urge Residents to Take Action

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and other officials recognized January as Radon Action Month before the county council on Jan. 14.  The county’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) wants to remind residents of the dangers of radon poisoning and to test their homes for it. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon is […]

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November 15, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

County Launches Campaign to Encourage Green Gift-Giving this Holiday Season

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) launched a campaign Friday called “Gift Outside the Box” to motivate sustainable gift-giving this holiday season.  The campaign kickoff took place at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Rockville.  Montgomery County launched a campaign today called 'Gift Outside the Box,' to encourage green-gift-giving this holiday season. Also, […]

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November 7, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for Nov. 7 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Nov. 7 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.Disabled Veterans Resource Fair: In honor of Veterans Day, the Disabled Veterans National Foundation will recognize the service and sacrifice of all veterans by collaborating with local government and nonprofit organizations to provide critical resources from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. […]

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May 2, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

Check Out Thermal Imaging Cameras With Your Books at County Libraries

You can now check out thermal imaging cameras to monitor energy use in your home. The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (MCDEP) made the cameras available to Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) cardholders. The cameras are easy to use and create visual heat maps to show hot and cold spots where users may be […]

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April 4, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for April 4 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, April 4. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Community Conversation with Councilmember Andrew Friedson: This is an opportunity for residents to share concerns, and discuss important local issues specific to their neighborhood and District 1. This event will be held from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kensington […]

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April 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for April 3 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, April 3. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. MCPS Early Release: It’s the end of the quarter at Montgomery County Public Schools, so students are getting a half day today! 2. Breakfast with a Councilmember: Councilmember Craig Rice is hosting an April Breakfast meeting for District 2 area residents. […]

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