recycling

June 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Moves Paper Recycling In House (VIDEO)

Paper at the Montgomery County Recycling Center used to be shipped to a contractor, who separated the corrugated paper from other kinds and then sold the paper at a profit. Recently, the county decided to take that operation in house, which will increase revenue at the recycling center by $3 million a year, officials said […]

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May 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Talking Trash: Here’s An Update on How Residents Are Doing With Leggett’s Recycling Goals (VIDEO)

Back in 2012, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett increased the goal for the amount of waste stream recycled in the County  from 50 percent to 70 percent by 2020. In this MyMCMedia Extra Video: Eileen Kao, chief of the department’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Section gives an update on how residents are doing with the County […]

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May 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Talks Trash (… and Budget, and Politics …)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner met with reporters Monday, and discussed last week’s straw vote on the county’s $5.4 billion spending plan, as well as the troubles with getting a trash contractor to live up to his contract. He also discusses the upcoming election season, where possibly three or more members of the County Council […]

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May 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, May 9, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, May 9, in Montgomery County: 1. Frost Advisory:  Bundle up, a cold morning is on tap. The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory, effective until 9 a.m. today, for some areas of Montgomery County. 2. Trash Talk:  Some Montgomery County residents are experiencing trash and recycling collection delays in their […]

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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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March 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Takoma Park City Offices Will Open at Noon on Mar. 14

Due to the overnight winter weather, Takoma Park City offices and facilities will open at noon on Mar. 14. Residents can expect limited services on Tuesday. “There’s just a couple of things  that won’t be open after noon,” said Suzanne Ludlow, Takoma Park city manager. “We’re not opening passport services today and the before and […]

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February 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

What’s Open, What’s Not on Presidents’ Day in Montgomery County

Here’s a look at what’s open and what’s not in Montgomery County on Presidents Day: County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County Liquor stores – all stores will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Recreation – aquatic facilities and community centers open; aquatics programs will meet as scheduled; all other classes and programs cancelled; […]

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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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August 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

photo of polystyrene food containers

Gaithersburg Bans Polystyrene Food Service Products

The city of Gaithersburg is the latest to ban polystyrene disposable food service products. The new law went into effect this week, and effectively bans the sale and use of foam containers such as bowls, plates, trays, cartons, cups, egg cartons, loose fill packaging and more. Expanded polystyrene is not recyclable in Montgomery County. “Creating […]

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