Compare public recycling initiatives in Silver Spring, Wheaton and Takoma Park.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
County officials hope to recycle 70 percent of all waste by the year 2020.
How much of what Montgomery County residents throw away ends up in landfills? Less than half, according to data from the Maryland Department of the Environment, which ranked the county first in recycling. The rate of recycling in the county (57.68 percent) and waste diversion (62.68 percent) is higher than any other jurisdiction, a release from county government reported. County Executive Isiah Leggett credited the recycling program's comprehensiveness—available to apartment dwellers, home owners and businesses equally—for the success. "This recycling achievement is also due to the keen awareness about the importance of reducing waste and recycling more, and the outstanding commitment and continued efforts of everyone living, working and …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Do you have items you no longer need? A number of holiday collections are underway and items can be easily donated at one location. Find out more!
Are you buying a new winter jacket? Do you have holiday lights that no longer work? Did your kids get duplicate toys this year? Did Santa bring you a new cell phone? If you have items you’d like to toss but aren’t sure what to do with them, a number of collections are taking place in Montgomery County and items can be dropped off right at the Salvation Army at 18705 North Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg, MD. You can also drop off items at Goodwill of Greater Washington at 619 South Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg or 4816 Boiling Brook Parkway in Rockville. Have any unwrapped, unused toys? They can be donated to Toys for Tots in 2013. If you have coats you no longer need, donations are being collected through many local churches. Cell …