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You can now recycle more items than ever at the Montgomery County’s Solid Waste Processing Facility. Find out more in this report from County Report This Week:

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'Oops Tag' Program Encourages Residents to Recycle Correctly  

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Montgomery County wants residents to be mindful of what they recycle. Leaders began the Recycle Right “Oops Tag” Program in May. As part of the program, county inspectors check individual residential recycling bins for unacceptable items. If they find incorrect items, inspectors will leave an “oops tag” asking residents to remove those items for the […]

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$20 Million Upgrade to County Recycling Center Proposed

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Montgomery County Council is expected to approve a $20 million upgrade to the existing Material Recycling Center to make it more efficient, increase its capacity and eliminate the need to take recycling elsewhere for processing. On Friday, the three-member Transportation and Environment Committee recommended the upgrade. Next, the full council will vote on the proposed […]

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Montgomery County Recycles More Than 200,000 Pounds of Food Waste

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Montgomery County has collected more than 200,000 pounds of food scraps and recycled them into a material that helps the soil by improving drainage, water retention and aeration. The result is less food waste being tossed into general trash as well as compost for sale. The Montgomery County Commercial Food Scraps Recycling Partnership Program, which […]

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Trash Sent to County Dump Increases by 15% During Quarantine

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It’s been almost a full year since Gov. Larry Hogan’s stay at home order went into effect March 30, 2020. Since then, Montgomery County residents apparently have been eating a lot more take out and creating piles of trash. “[T] he County has seen an average 15 percent increase in residential trash and recycling for […]

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Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 9, in Montgomery County

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It’s Wednesday, Sept. 9, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Trash Collection: Tuesday’s recycling and trash pick-up will be done today due to Labor Day. Get those bins to the curb before it’s too late! 2. Free COVID-19 Testing: Montgomery County’s free coronavirus testing clinic runs from 9 a.m. to 1 […]

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Five Things to Know for March 19 in Montgomery County

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Today is Tuesday, March 19, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: The Montgomery County Council meets today at 9:30 a.m. Here’s the agenda for today’s meeting. 2. Public Hearing: The following will be discussed at the public hearing today: the bill to reduce lead in drinking water, a corrective map […]

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

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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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Protect Your Identity at County Paper Shredding Event Saturday

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The Montgomery College Rockville parking lot will become a paper-shredding center from 8 to 11 a.m on Saturday, June 23. Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection, in partnership with NBC4, Allstate, Shred-It and Montgomery College are scheduled to host a free paper shredding event Saturday, June 23. The shredding will take place at the parking lot at […]

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Here's How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

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Montgomery County officials are urging residents to recycle their Christmas trees at the curb for recycling. Cut Christmas trees are accepted year-round for residents who receive Montgomery County-provided collection service, according to a news release. Those interesting in recycling should place trees curbside by 7 a.m. on their regularly-scheduled day. Tree must be free of […]

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Five Things to Know for Oct. 2 in Montgomery County

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Here are five things to know today, October 2, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Breast Cancer Awareness: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Interfaith Works and the Brem Foundation are holding a ‘re-bra” event for women who have fought breast cancer. The event starts at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Interfaith Works Clothing Center, 751 […]

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