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Invasive Plants, Medical Marijuana, Waste Sorts and Executive Orders

January 31 Solid Waste & Recycling Managers Meeting Update

MRN representatives participate in a wide variety of discussions affecting our industry including MDE’s quarterly Solid Waste & Recycling Managers meetings. The January 31 meeting covered a number of topics of interest.

Yard Waste, Food Residuals and More...

MRN Participates in MDE Study Group

EPA 2018 EE Local Grant Program - Call for Proposals

Up to $3 M in funding now available for locally-focused environmental education grants.

WASHINGTON (01/08/2018) – EPA is pleased to announce that up to $3 million in funding for locally-focused environmental education grants will be available this week under the 2018 EE Local Grant Program.  EPA will award three to four grants in each of EPA’s ten Regions, for no less than $50,000 and no more than $100,000 each, for a total of 30-35 grants nationwide. Proposals are due March 15, 2018. The Requests for Proposals will be posted on later this week.

Plastic Bags Find a Home … In Your Deck!

Trex TourMaryland Recycling Network and Virginia Recycling Association members convened in Winchester, VA for a tour of the Trex manufacturing facility in Winchester, VA. Trex Company, Inc. known to global consumers and others simply as Trex or Trex Decking, is the leading recycled materials manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railings and other outdoor items.

Baltimore County Bureau of Solid Waste Management hires 100th intern

The Baltimore County Bureau of Solid Waste Management recently announced that it has hired its 100th intern for the Bureau’s long-running Solid Waste Management Internship Program.

To learn more, we caught up with recycling and waste prevention manager Charlie Reighart, who runs the program, and the Bureau’s 100th intern, Natalie Adachi, to talk about this incredible milestone.