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For Immediate Release: 11/20/2012
|Montgomery County Reminds Residents to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle During the Holidays and Beyond; Sign Up for Holiday Schedule Reminders|
Montgomery County residents are reminded that -- starting with the upcoming holiday season -- they can help the County reach its new goal to reduce waste and recycle 70 percent of the waste stream by 2020 by reducing the amount of waste they individually generate and recycling everything possible.
The Montgomery County Division of Solid Waste Services (DSWS), in the Department of Environmental Protection, notes that although the winter holiday season traditionally produces extra amounts of waste, there are many ways to reduce what individual households might generate now and throughout the year.
One other way to help further reduce the volume of unwanted mail received any time of the year is to register on a “Do Not Mail” list with any of a number of organizations offering this type of service. DSWS is a community partner with one such service, Catalog Choice, which can be accessed at http://montgomerymd.catalogchoice.org.
Another organization which provides a similar service is the Direct Marketing Association (DMA). To register, visit www.DMAchoice.org. Or, download the form from that site, complete and mail it to: DMA Choice, Direct Marketing Association, PO Box 643, Carmel, NY 10512.
For questions about waste reduction or recycling or for more information, visit: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/recycling or call 311 or 240-777-0311.
Residents who have private contracts for trash collection, either individually or through their community/homeowners’ associations, should check with their collectors or associations about holiday schedules.
To determine if they have County-provided or private collection service, residents can use the online Collection Day Lookup Tool at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/solidwaste and click on “Collection Services.” Or, call Montgomery County's Customer Service Center at 311 (out-of-County: 240-777-0311, TTY: 301-251-4850).
Residents should be able to recycle the following expanded list of materials through their recycling program, at home or at work:
For more information or questions about recycling at home or at work, visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/recycling or call Montgomery County's Customer Service Center at 311 (out-of-County: 240-777-0311, TTY: 301-251-4850).
|Release ID: 12-343
Media Contact: Bonnie Ayers 240-777-6507
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