Montgomery County's Department of Environmental Protection, seeking input for the sustainable management of solid waste, will hold third open house for stakeholders on Wednesday, September 26

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For Immediate Release: Monday, September 24, 2018 Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is seeking input from County residents and businesses on how to manage its solid waste as part of the “Aiming for Zero Waste” Master Plan. At 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26, at the White Oak Community Recreation Center, the department will hold the third in a series of open houses to seek feedback on the future of the waste management system. The White Oak Community Recreation Center is located at 1700 April Lane in Silver Spring. Project team members will be available from 6:30-8:30 p.m. during the open house to answer questions and listen to suggestions. Previous open houses at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center and the Gaithersburg Regional Library drew large and enthusiastic crowds. Montgomery County is a leader in solid waste management. While the County has achieved an overall recycling rate of around 60 percent (for residential and businesses combined), the Department of Environmental Protection is constantly looking for ways to increase that rate. The Aiming for Zero Waste master plan will serve as the blueprint for the future sustainable management of solid waste including collection, processing and disposal. “ Montgomery County is a leader in implementing sustainable environmentally responsible solid waste services,” said County Executive Ike Leggett. “Zero waste is an ambitious goal, but with input from County residents and businesses, we can make great strides toward meeting it.” The department also has an online survey where residents can offer input on the plan. Approximately 4,500 people have already responded to the survey, which will close on Thursday, September 27. The survey can be accessed at # # # Release ID: 18-679 Media Contact: Willie Wainer 240-777-6402]]>

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