Department of the Environment (DoE)

Welcome to Your Department of the Environment

The Department of the Environment (DoE) works for a healthy, beautiful, and sustainable County through programs that provide clean water, flood control, recycling, and waste management, litter prevention, animal services, and pet adoption in partnership with residents and other stakeholders.

Click the icons to view some of our most common services:

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Litter Reduction

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Pets & Adoption

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Clean Water

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Announcing the Expanded 
Curbside Composting program

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Residents receiving County-provided trash AND recycling services, can now place two (2) standard bulky items directly NEXT to the trash cart/can for collection. Read more tips below and on our Clear the Curb page.

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Virtual Community Partners' Meeting  
Wednesday, September 28

In case you couldn't attend the virtual spring 2022 Community Partners' Meeting on September 28, view the Department of the Environment's (DoE) presentation here or the image below.  

Thanks to all registrants able to join us . We look forward to meeting with you in December at the meeting hosted by DPW&T. Stay tuned for the date.

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Summer 2022 Green Scene Newsletter

The latest edition of the Green Scene newsletter is out! Learn how you can be a foster pet parent or become a permanent adopter of a loving pet. Read how DoE will guide the County's Climate Action Plan and learn about our work in the community to manage stormwater and beautify our streams. Read all the articles by clicking on the image below.