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6/6/2019 Member News
2019 Business Recycling Seminar: Expand Your Business Recycling Programs to the Next Level – Implement A Food Scraps Recycling Program



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Montgomery County, Maryland

 Department of Environmental Protection

Division of Solid Waste Services


2019 Business Recycling Seminar:

Expand Your Business Recycling Programs to the Next Level – Implement A Food Scraps Recycling Program


Did you know that businesses and organizations in Montgomery County, MD generate more than half of all waste in the County, and a significant portion of the waste stream includes food scraps?  The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Solid Waste Services (DSWS) estimates that the non-residential sector disposes of approximately 68,000 tons of food scraps annually.  DSWS works with businesses and organizations providing technical assistance, education and training on implementing food scraps recycling programs to take recycling to the next level.    

 At this seminar, you will:

  • Learn how to increase your recycling efforts at your business by implementing a food scraps recycling program
  • Engage with representatives from other businesses and organizations who have implemented successful food scraps recycling programs
  • Learn how you can further reduce waste, reuse materials, and recycle more at your workplace
  • Obtain educational materials, including posters, brochures, and labels to educate your employees and customers about your recycling program
  • Get answers to your questions about waste reduction, reuse and recycling at your workplace



Wednesday, June 19, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT
Doors open at 8:30 a.m.


Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center
204 Boardwalk Place
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878

Parking is available on site.  Directions can be found by clicking on the link below:

See map and directions


Cost:                $10.00 per person

                   Breakfast, lunch, and materials included.


Cash or checks will be accepted at the door only. Checks should be made payable to the Montgomery County Division of Solid Waste Services. Credit/Debit card payments will not be accepted. 


For More Information:



Email:              [email protected]

Call:                 301.897.7481 (voice) or Maryland Relay 7-1-1 (TTY) 



Sign language interpreter or other auxiliary aids or services will be provided upon request with notice as far in advance as possible, but please, no less than 72 hours prior to the event. If you need this or other services or aids to participate in the event, please contact Amy Lippincott at 301-897-7481. Taking these steps will help us have sufficient time to best meet your needs.