Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Right

 

Montgomery County Has the Highest Recycling Rate in Maryland


 Montgomery County’s recycling rate of 58.94 percent of solid waste created tops all other counties in Maryland, according to statistics released by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE).

Montgomery County Has the Highest Recycling Rate in Maryland

 


Keep Montgomery County Clean, Green, & Beautiful

 
 

Is This Recyclable?

In this series, we answer your questions about how to recycle Plastic Containers, Plastic Bags, Glass Bottles, Foam Packaging, Batteries, and Aluminum in Montgomery County Maryland.

Watch the Series on YouTube!

 
 

Backyard Food Scraps Composting Project


 We’re testing and evaluating two types of backyard compost bins for rodent-proofness and effectiveness in composting certain types of food scraps.  One compost bin is a static bin and the other is a dual chamber tumbler. Check out more information on our food scraps page.



food compost bin

 
 

 

Build Your Recycling Toolkit

The DEP store has everything you need, from brochures and handbooks to recycling bins and stickers. Don't see what you need or have questions? Write to us at AskDEP@MontgomeryCountyMD.gov .

 

Plastic Bags

Single use plastic bags can impact streams, rivers, lakes, oceans and forests and the wildlife that inhabit them. To reduce plastic bag consumption – always remember to bring your reusable bag when shopping. Learn more about Plastic Bags.