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The draft plan outlines policies, programs, and services designed to reduce waste
Largo, MD – The Prince George’s County Department of the Environment (DoE) has released its draft Resource Recovery Master Plan (RRMP) for public review and written comment to help plan the long-term strategy for the County-managed waste and recycling streams. The County requested the Maryland Environmental Service (MES), in consultation with DoE to assist in the preparation of the document. The draft RRMP is available online at https://bit.ly/2EDEKwQ.
"This plan will reduce our reliance on the landfill by exploring new ways to prevent waste from entering the trash stream, especially items that are still useful," said DoE Director Adam Ortiz. “We all have a role in the creation and management of waste, so it’s important we all work together to reduce the unnecessary waste generated by our citizens and businesses.”
Written comments can be submitted for 45 days ending by February 1, 2019, at 5 p.m. by:
(Be sure to reference Resource Recovery Master Plan or RRMP in the subject line)
Resource Recovery Master Plan or RRMPPrince George’s CountyDepartment of the Environment3500 Brown Station Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
ATTN: Darryl L. Flick
Also, verbal comments can be provided at a public informational meeting on
Tuesday, January 15, 20191801 McCormick Drive1st Floor Conference RoomLargo, MD 207747 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The RRMP is the continuation of the planning process begun by Prince George’s County in April 2018 when the County published its Zero Waste Initiatives. Specifically, the RRMP outlines policies, programs, and services that can reduce the quantity of waste generated, and divert waste away from landfill disposal toward reuse, recycling, and composting opportunities. These opportunities are identified in the draft document.
The goals of the RRMP are:
To view a complete copy of the draft, click here and for more information, call (301) 883-5952.
For more information, contact:Linda Lowe, Public Information OfficerDepartment of the Environment(301) 836-2115
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