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Maryland Legislative Updates

As advocates for the Maryland recycling community, we strive to work closely with the Maryland Legislature to ensure our state's laws and regulations not only promote the sustainable reduction, reuse and recycling of materials otherwise destined for the landfill, but also make sense to those most affected by these laws and regulations. Videos Teach Residents How to Recycle Right

As part of its Know Before You Throw campaign, has produced a series of short (16 seconds each) YouTube videos to help HOCO residents recycle right. The videos Tanglers (below), Aerosol Cans, Styrofoam, and Glass Cups offer lessons on what can and can’t be put into the blue bins. 

Baltimore County PSA “Tangled Up!” Encourages Residents to Recycle Right

Baltimore County Bureau of Solid Waste Management employees created a fun and informative silent film on how items such as plastics bags, textiles, and electric cords become “tangled” in the equipment slowing production and increasing contamination in the collectable recyclables.

MDE Workgroup Meets with Maryland Port Administration

MDE Announces winners of 2018 "Rethink Recycling" Sculpture Contest

The 17th Annual "Rethink Recycling" Sculpture Contest was held on November 30 at the Maryland Department of Environment with top prizes going to students from Carroll County, Harford County, Baltimore County, and Garrett County.