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July 2020

MRN Member Feature: Daryl Braithwaite, Public Works Director – City of Takoma Park

July 22, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT

Join us as Daryl Braithwaite, Public Works Director for the City of Takoma Park takes us on a tour of the city’s waste management system. She’ll deliver the inside scoop on their curbside collection program which includes trash, recyclables, yard waste, food scraps and more. You’ll also hear about Takoma Park’s Waste Wizard, an app that helps citizens check if something can be recycled curbside, should be thrown out, brought to Public Works, or be safely disposed during the city’s…

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October 2020

MRN Buy Recycled Webinar

October 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm EDT

Be sure to join us as Richard Keller of the Baltimore County Bureau of Solid Waste Management, Recycling Division shares the significant benefits of buying recycled products. He’ll help us understand…  Why buying recycled is important Legislation and content standards Making a commitment to buy recycled Getting Started Examples of recycled products Price, Quality and Availability Specifications Testing Contracts, Cooperative Purchasing and Closed Loop Waste Prevention and Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Record Keeping and Evaluation Please invite your purchasing staff to…

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November 2020

Member Feature: Maria Myers, Recycling Manager at Carroll County MD DPW

November 18, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

Image: Carroll County Board of Commissioners recognized Maria Myers, recycling manager, and Dwight Amoss, landfill manager, for their efforts to reduce the county's recycling contamination from 25% to 10% in a matter of months. (Carroll County Government) When asked what accomplishment she is most proud of in her position as recycling manager for Carroll County, MD, Maria Myers says increasing the recycling participation in the County while reducing the contamination rate from 26% to 10% is number one. Not bad…

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December 2020

Making the Math Work in 2021: An MRN Panel Discussion

December 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

The financial impact of Covid-19 will undoubtedly be felt through 2021 as state, county and municipal budgets feel the pinch of declining revenues. At the same time, our citizens will continue to expect to recycle via curbside or drop-off without interruption. Given this new abnormal, how can we make the math work for everyone?  We’ve put together a group of recycling professionals who will share their ideas, questions and concerns with each other and you. Our panelists include:   Michelle Blair…

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February 2021

EPR in Maryland: How Could It Work for Your Residential Recycling Program?

February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Be sure to join us at Noon on Monday, February 8 to explore the ins and outs of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and take a look at new legislation designed to implement EPR for packaging and paper in Maryland. This webinar features a panel of industry professionals and the sponsoring legislator who will address the anticipated impact of EPR on Maryland’s local government and recycling industry. What is EPR? In brief, EPR, also known as Product Stewardship,places responsibility for end-of-life…

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