Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Right


Congratulations to the 2023 Montgomery County Recycling Achievement Recognition Award Winners

View the 2023 Winners


Aiming for Zero Waste in Montgomery County

Learn more about a vision for sustainable materials management in Montgomery County.

Aiming for Zero Waste


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 .


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.