Kelly Mackall, Recycling Project Specialist, Department of Public Works, discussed how to recycle right in Anne Arundel County – from the basics such as curbside pick-up, yard waste, and hazardous waste to the latest improvements such as food scraps. After a Q&A session, members watched a brief video which takes us through the process at the recycling center.
A recent sort of Anne Arundel County recyclables showed incorrect items in curbside recycling carts and bins. For more information on what to keep OUT of your recycling container and what to put IN it, click the button below.
Plastic bags, wrap, and film are NOT accepted in curbside recycling. You can recycle clean, dry plastic bags, wrap, and film at County Recycling Centers and local retailers! For more information, click the button below.
To view the video which takes you through the process at the recycling center, click the button below.
Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works Waste Management and Services shares grass-cycling tips to save you time and money while you feed your lawn.
If you must bag your yard waste, remember to use biodegradable paper bags. Plastic bags are not compostable and, as of January 3, 2017, are no longer an acceptable container for yard waste.
For more information on managing yard waste at the curb, visit RecycleMoreOften.com.
Nancy Percivall, Committee Chair for Horticulture, shared the history of straws and the effects plastic straws have on our environment. It is estimated that 500 million straws are used every day in America, and a significant amount of those end up in our oceans, polluting the water and killing marine life. She shared several types of straws that can be used in place of plastic straws – paper, acrylic, aluminum, bamboo, hay, and pasta. Several corporations and cities have banned the use of plastic straws. If we don’t act now, by the year 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.
Nancy also did a recap of her previous discussions on
Every person, community and business plays a role in preserving our planet. By making eco-friendly choices, each of us can do our part to help protect the environment.
"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors,