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Howard County Food Scraps Program

Howard County’s newest program Food Scraps Curbside Collection is finding success, one neighborhood at a time. Howard County is the first in the Mid-Atlantic region to offer a municipal curbside food scraps collection program, and since its official launch in 2011, the program has grown to include selected collection zones in four major Howard County communities.    

Howard County has been working on improving and encouraging residential recycling for several years, launching the single-stream recycling curbside collection program in 2008. On the heels of the success of this program and recognizing that it was only the first step to reducing waste destined for the landfill, the County decided it was time to take on the next challenge: food scraps curbside collection.

Recycling Innovators Forum Seeks Game-Changing Proposals

Companies and organizations from across the recycling industry announced the second annual Recycling Innovators Forum.

Designed to elevate and support actionable ideas that will generate real returns for recycling companies and stakeholders, the 2014 Recycling Innovators Forum enables inventors, teams, researchers, entrepreneurs and others to compete for cash prizes, exposure for their ideas and industry attention.

Sponsored by Alcoa, the American Chemistry Council, Coca-Cola Recycling, Resource Recycling and Waste Management, the Forum will be held the day before the official start of the annual Resource Recycling Conference, building on the momentum of both events in 2013.

Registration Opens for 2014 RecycleMania

Registration is now open! This year, from February 2-March 29, 2014 college campuses will compete in RecycleMania to see who can reduce, reuse and recycle the most on campus waste.

2014 Coca-Cola/KAB Recycling Bin Grant Program

Keep America Beautiful and The Coca-Cola Foundation are now accepting applications for the 2014 Coca-Cola/KAB Recycling Bin Grant Program. The Coca-Cola/ KAB Recycling Bin Grant Program is designed to expand and support recycling opportunities in communities across America. This grant provides durable recycling bins to government agencies, civic organizations, schools, and nonprofit groups. Additionally, two-year community colleges and four-year colleges and universities are eligible for the college-specific grant.

Recyclebank Announces 2014 Green Schools Program

Recyclebank®, the company that rewards people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals, today announced the schools selected for the 2014 Green Schools Program. The program awards grant money to schools that submitted winning proposals for a unique project that will green their classroom and community.