Cabin John residents recycled 20,284 pounds of scrap metal over the 7-week period from March 1 through April 18, 2008. Congratulations also go to the residents of Carderock Springs, who recycled 13,478 pounds of scrap metal during the Challenge.
The Challenge award, a clock made of reused and recycled metal parts, was given by Eileen Kao, Chief of our Waste Reduction and Recycling Section.
What a warm and sunny day it was for our Earth Day Celebration! While the advance weather forecast included rain, those drops didn't fall until long after our event was over. (Whew!) Thank you to the hundreds of you who came out and joined us.
Our Earth Day Celebration is just around the corner! We're looking forward to sharing all sorts of environmental information and activities with you tomorrow, Saturday, April 26.
In addition to the displays, the crafts, the electronics recycling drop-off, and the paper shredding drop-off, here's another reason to attend our Celebration:
Our Recycling Center will be open for visits tomorrow. And, what's more, it will be operating! So, snag this once-a-year chance to check it out on a Saturday, and to see how your blue bin materials are sorted here.
You have brought tons (literally!) of rechargeable batteries to us for recycling. Thank you!
This afternoon, the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) gave us a 2007 “Regional Recycling Leadership Award” for our battery recycling program. Did you know that we received 6,300 pounds of rechargeable batteries in 2006? The estimates for 2007 are even higher. (Read the full news release)
Three other programs were also given 2007 Regional Recycling Leadership Awards from the RBRC: Hennepin County Environmental Services in Minneapolis, the City of Austin (TX) Household Hazardous Waste Management Program and the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Environmental Management Division (NC). Congratulations to all!
Do you have confidential papers which you'd like to have shredded? Bring a bag with you -- we'll have a collection point for off-site shredding by The Arc of Montgomery County. (Limit: one bag per person)