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Posted on: December 20, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Prince George’s County Releases Resource Recovery Master Plan for Public Comment


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 

"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 RRMP
Prince George’s County
Department of the Environment
3500 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, 2019
1801 McCormick Drive
1st Floor Conference Room
Largo, MD  20774
7 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:

  1. Increase Recycling – Value and Volume
  2. Increase Food Waste Diversion
  3. Increase Reuse of Divertible Materials
  4. Increase Source Reduction
  5. Efficiently and Effectively Manage Waste Disposal

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 Officer
Department of the Environment
(301) 836-2115

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