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Leggett to Announce New MC311 Online Feature for Bulk Trash and Scrap Metal Pickups

Leggett to Announce New MC311 Online Feature for Bulk Trash and Scrap Metal Pickups

The following information was sent to us by Sue Tucker:

On Wednesday, November 9, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, County Councilmember Hans Riemer and Department of Environmental Protection Director Bob Hoyt will announce a new feature of the MC311 website that allows residents to create a service request for bulk trash and scrap metal pickup 24/7.  Bulk trash pickup has consistently topped the list of most popular calls for the new MC311 call center.

This will take place at Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station, 16101 Frederick Road, Derwood.

 

 

Rockville Mayor and Council Sign On to Sustainable Maryland Certified Program

Rockville Mayor and Council Sign On to Sustainable Maryland Certified Program

 

“Clean up, Green up” Prince George's County

“Clean up, Green up”  Prince George's County

County Announces Pickup Dates/Hours and Locations of Materials for Beautification Event

According to Linda Lowe from Prince George’s County, here are the following pickup dates for all plants, planting materials and litter collection equipment to all citizens, residents, municipalities, businesses, schools and homeowner organizations participating in “Clean Up, Green Up” Prince George’s County. The below-listed schedule details the information all groups will need to join in the events scheduled for October 22, 2011 taking place at various sites throughout the County.

Plants and Planting Materials Pickup Dates/Hours and Location:
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 – Thursday, October 20, 2011
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

All Civic Groups pick up from:
Department of Public Works & Transportation (DPWT)
8400 D’Arcy Road
Forestville, MD
(301) 499-8531

Rockville Earned Top 10 in EPA Green Power Community Challenge

Rockville Earned Top 10 in EPA Green Power Community Challenge

 

The following information was sent to us by Marylou Berg:

The City of Rockville earned recognition in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Community Challenge for total green power usage.


The Rockville Mayor and Council issued a challenge in February to the community to use green power after signing on with the EPA to become a Green Power Community. Rockville earned its spot at No. 10, the EPA announced this week.

The Green Power Community Challenge is part of a national campaign that encourages communities to use green power and promote environmental sustainability, energy innovation, and a reduction in carbon emissions.

During the Green Power Community Challenge, which ended Sept. 1, Rockville encouraged residents and businesses to switch their electricity source to green power. Rockville tracked and reported the community's collective green power use to EPA from March through August.

National Hunting & Fishing Day Celebration

National Hunting & Fishing Day Celebration

 

Germantown, MD -- The members of the Izaak Walton League of America-Rockville Chapter will be sponsoring a Celebration of National Hunting & Fishing Day, Saturday, September 24, 2011. Open to the public, this FREE event will run from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the IWLA-Rockville Chapter located at 18301 Waring Station Road, Germantown, MD 20874.

Favorite Fridays: Favorite Treats To Stay Cool

Favorite Fridays: Favorite Treats To Stay Cool
It's excessively hot and unusually humid in the DC Metro Area this week. The temperature is rising with a 120-degree heat index (wow!) This heat wave can be very dangerous, so drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. If you have to step out of the air condition, check out some of my favorite treats that keep me cool. Clayboys Hawaiian Shave Ice: This family operated cart has been on Bethesda Avenue, in front of Barnes and Noble, for about 11 years. With over 20 flavors including Blue Raspberry (the most popular), Cherry, Coconut, Lime, Grape, Banana, Strawberry, Watermelon, Bubble Gum, Lemonade, Vanilla, Tigers Blood (Strawberry and coconut mixed), Root Beer and Green Apple. A shave ice will set you back $2 for a small, $3 for a medium, and $4 for a large. You can choose up to two flavors per cup. Each serving also has one Swedish Fish inside for you to find!