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Aiming for Zero Waste: A Vision for Sustainable Materials Management in Montgomery County

Current State Assessment

Montgomery County’s existing integrated solid waste management system: a detailed and concise overview of the current system, from which future system changes can be evaluated and their potential impact assessed. You may also read the executive summary.

Benchmarking and Best Practices

There are many jurisdictions in North America that have innovative features as part of their waste management programs, services and how these are delivered. The intent of this benchmarking exercise was to select five communities that have some similarities to Montgomery County and also utilize best practices that might be of interest to the County. Read the full report or the executive summary.

Informational Poster Boards

You may download the Aiming for Zero Waste information poster boards, which were displayed at the Community Open Houses.

Stakeholder Engagement Plan

So how do we get input? See our stakeholder engagement plan for more details on the County's outreach to residents and businesses in Montgomery County.

Aiming for Zero Waste Survey

The results are in! View your feedback!

Zero Waste Task Force

To aid in the planning efforts, County Executive Ike Leggett appointed a seven member Task Force to work closely with DEP. In addition, the County Council appointed a representative as a non-voting member to this Task Force.


Task Force Appointment

Agendas & Minutes


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