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County Submits Bikeshare Application to MDOT for a $1 Million Grant

County Submits Bikeshare Application to MDOT for a $1 Million Grant

 

The following information was sent to us by Karen Falcon:

 

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has submitted an application to the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) for a $1 million grant that will fund a bikesharing system in southern Montgomery County. The bikeshare application to MDOT is the fifth grant submitted by MCDOT over the past three years seeking funding for bikesharing, but the first to the State of Maryland, which announced a bikeshare grant program this November.

Leggett to Distribute Reusable Bags to Shoppers on Black Friday

Leggett to Distribute Reusable Bags to Shoppers on Black Friday

 

The following notice was sent to us by Karen Falcon:

 

County Celebrates America Recycles Day

County Celebrates America Recycles Day

 

The following information was sent to us by Karen Falcon:

 

Leggett to Launch Public Outreach Campaign for County's New Carryout Bag Law

Leggett to Launch Public Outreach Campaign for County's New Carryout Bag Law

 

The following information was sent to us by Karen Falcon:

County Executive Ike Leggett will launch the public outreach campaign for the County’s new Carryout Bag Law that will take effect January 1. Under the law, retailers must charge five cents for each paper or plastic carryout bag they provided to establishments in the County to customers at the point of sale, pickup or delivery. Retailers will receive a one-cent rebate on each plastic bag to help cover administrative costs.

Montgomery County's Carryout Bag Law

Montgomery County's Carryout Bag Law

 As of January 1, 2012, all retail establishments in Montgomery County that sell goods and provide their customers a carryout bag (either paper or plastic) are required to charge 5 cents per bag. The program is designed to improve our environment.

Retail establishments include all stores, permanent booths, service stations, grocery stores, department stores, specialty goods, sellers, convenience stores, restaurants etc. 

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