Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection

January 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Ho- Ho- How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Montgomery County

It’s time for Montgomery County residents to recycle their Christmas trees! Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection accepts Christmas trees throughout the year in the curbside yard trim collection. However, the department will not accept artificial trees or trees with root balls in the yard trim collection. So, now that Christmas is over, make sure […]

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December 17, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Montgomery County Bag

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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September 11, 2014 | Krista Brick

Picture of green roof

New Grants Available for Watershed Restoration

There’s a new grant program to support watershed restoration and outreach throughout the county. Funding is available for three types of efforts: public outreach and stewardship projects, community-based stormwater runoff and water quality improvement practices, and RainScapes Neighborhood projects. Non-profit organizations, including local watershed groups, community associations, service and civic groups, and faith-based organizations, are […]

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