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Leggett to Distribute Reusable Bags to Shoppers on Black Friday

Leggett to Distribute Reusable Bags to Shoppers on Black Friday

 

The following notice was sent to us by Karen Falcon:

 

Leggett to Launch Public Outreach Campaign for County's New Carryout Bag Law

Leggett to Launch Public Outreach Campaign for County's New Carryout Bag Law

 

The following information was sent to us by Karen Falcon:

County Executive Ike Leggett will launch the public outreach campaign for the County’s new Carryout Bag Law that will take effect January 1. Under the law, retailers must charge five cents for each paper or plastic carryout bag they provided to establishments in the County to customers at the point of sale, pickup or delivery. Retailers will receive a one-cent rebate on each plastic bag to help cover administrative costs.

Montgomery County's Carryout Bag Law

Montgomery County's Carryout Bag Law

 As of January 1, 2012, all retail establishments in Montgomery County that sell goods and provide their customers a carryout bag (either paper or plastic) are required to charge 5 cents per bag. The program is designed to improve our environment.

Retail establishments include all stores, permanent booths, service stations, grocery stores, department stores, specialty goods, sellers, convenience stores, restaurants etc. 

Leggett to Announce New MC311 Online Feature for Bulk Trash and Scrap Metal Pickups

Leggett to Announce New MC311 Online Feature for Bulk Trash and Scrap Metal Pickups

The following information was sent to us by Sue Tucker:

On Wednesday, November 9, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, County Councilmember Hans Riemer and Department of Environmental Protection Director Bob Hoyt will announce a new feature of the MC311 website that allows residents to create a service request for bulk trash and scrap metal pickup 24/7.  Bulk trash pickup has consistently topped the list of most popular calls for the new MC311 call center.

This will take place at Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station, 16101 Frederick Road, Derwood.

 

 

“Clean up, Green up” Prince George's County

“Clean up, Green up”  Prince George's County

County Announces Pickup Dates/Hours and Locations of Materials for Beautification Event

According to Linda Lowe from Prince George’s County, here are the following pickup dates for all plants, planting materials and litter collection equipment to all citizens, residents, municipalities, businesses, schools and homeowner organizations participating in “Clean Up, Green Up” Prince George’s County. The below-listed schedule details the information all groups will need to join in the events scheduled for October 22, 2011 taking place at various sites throughout the County.

Plants and Planting Materials Pickup Dates/Hours and Location:
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 – Thursday, October 20, 2011
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

All Civic Groups pick up from:
Department of Public Works & Transportation (DPWT)
8400 D’Arcy Road
Forestville, MD
(301) 499-8531

Rockville Earned Top 10 in EPA Green Power Community Challenge

Rockville Earned Top 10 in EPA Green Power Community Challenge

 

The following information was sent to us by Marylou Berg:

The City of Rockville earned recognition in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Community Challenge for total green power usage.


The Rockville Mayor and Council issued a challenge in February to the community to use green power after signing on with the EPA to become a Green Power Community. Rockville earned its spot at No. 10, the EPA announced this week.

The Green Power Community Challenge is part of a national campaign that encourages communities to use green power and promote environmental sustainability, energy innovation, and a reduction in carbon emissions.

During the Green Power Community Challenge, which ended Sept. 1, Rockville encouraged residents and businesses to switch their electricity source to green power. Rockville tracked and reported the community's collective green power use to EPA from March through August.