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.

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ALERT - New bulky trash collections are now in effect. Residents, receiving County-provided services, can NOW place two (2) oversize items directly NEXT to the trash cart/can for collection. Watch the video below or visit the Clear the Curb page.

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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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Volunteer Sign Up

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May 12 How To Compost Virtual Workshop

Are you currently enrolled or recently opted into the County curbside food scraps collection? Then this virtual workshop is for you! Learn what compostable liners are accepted, how to prepare for your food and yard waste, and other vital information to make your organics collection on Mondays a success! 

View the recorded session below or visit our YouTube channel

For more information about the program, visit our Curbside Food Scraps Collection (Composting) page

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Virtual Community Partners' Meeting  
Wednesday, April 6

In case you couldn't attend the virtual spring 2022 Community Partners' Meeting, view the presentations from your Department of the Environment (DoE), Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE), and the Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) here or the image below.  

Thanks to all registrants able to join us on Wednesday, April 6.  We look forward to meeting with you in September at the meeting hosted by DPIE.  Stay tuned for the date.

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Spring 2022 Green Scene Newsletter

The latest edition of the Green Scene newsletter is out! Read about all of the virtual and in-person activities that were held throughout the month in honor of Earth Day on April 22. We also show how easy it is to upcycle household items instead of throwing them away and present the Waste Diversion & Recycling Award winners with their certificates. Read all the articles by clicking on the image below.

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