Monday, January 30, 2006

Bikes: Spring/Summer 2006 collection events

The materials we receive via our scrap metal collection program sometimes includes bicycles in usable or reparable condition. Our collaboration with Bikes for the World, a sponsored project of the Washington Area Bicycle Assocation, puts those reusable bikes back into service.

Bikes for the World has just announced its Spring/Summer 2006 collection schedule. Four local retailers also serve as drop-off points.

We continue to accept bicycles at the Shady Grove Transfer Station, and encourage you to use the BfW collection event/location closest to you.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Delve "Behind the Scenes" with us!

What better New Year resolution than to learn more about... waste!? Our "Behind the Scenes" course stands ready to assist. :-)

Where do your recyclables and trash go after the trucks rumble through your neighborhood collecting them? Journey with the Division of Solid Waste Services' award-winning "Behind the Scenes" course, and see for yourself! "I never knew I could learn such interesting things about trash!" say course participants. Of course, we'll spend lots of time talking about recycling, too.

The Spring 2006 course will meet on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. at the Shady Grove Transfer Station, April 5 through May 17. The course is free; pre-registration is required.

Details and online registration

Thursday, January 19, 2006

"Thinking Inside the Compost Bin"

In today's Washington Post, Adrian Higgins encourages us to "think inside the composting bin". His article on composting outlines some of the basics of choosing and using different bin styles.

Montgomery County offers a wealth of composting and gardening information on its website, ideal reading on these chilly winter days when your thoughts turn to Spring.

Want a bin or two to get you started? Montgomery County has free compost bins for its residents and businesses.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day - Jan. 16: normal schedule

Monday, January 16, 2006 ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
~ is a regular recycling and trash collection day. All County-provided recycling and trash collections will be made on their normal schedule. If you have any questions or concerns about your County-provided collection, please contact our Customer Service staff online or call 240-777-6410.

Note: if you (or your community) have a private contract for your trash collection, these schedule announcements may not apply to your trash service -- check with your hauler or community manager.

Dickerson Area Facilities Implementation Group - two vacancies

Live in the Upcounty area? Want a voice in how we operate? The Dickerson Area Facilities Implementation Group for residents of the affected Upcounty community has two vacancies. The purpose of this group is to address community and environmental issues and concerns pertaining to the County's solid waste facilities located in the Dickerson area.

Additional information about the Dickerson Area Facilities Implementation Group