Montgomery County Adds Bulk Plastics To Recycling List | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Montgomery County Adds Bulk Plastics To Recycling List

Play associated audio
Milk crates are on the list of bulk rigid plastics which can now be recycled in Montgomery County.
Phil Robinson: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nospuds/66273337/in/
Milk crates are on the list of bulk rigid plastics which can now be recycled in Montgomery County.

Residents of Montgomery County can add more items to the list of things that can be recycled.

By the end of this decade, the county wants 70 percent of all trash to be recycled. Many items were added to the recycling list today, but those must actually be dropped off at a facility in Derwood and not into the individual blue recycling bins many residents received from the county for their homes or apartments.

Those new recyclables include what are called "bulk rigid plastic items," such as laundry baskets, garbage cans, pet carriers, lawn furniture, and toys. Any plastic containers for chemicals, pesticides, or motor oils must still be put into the regular trash and cannot be recycled.

The next step in recycling will center on food, as a county program will be unveiled next week which hopes to collect edible, unused food so it can be distributed to shelters and food banks.

The full list of qualifying bulky rigid plastics is available on the Montgomery County website (pdf).

NPR

Prepare For 'The Simpsons' Marathon With Interviews From The 'Fresh Air' Archives

Starting Thursday, FXX will air all 552 episodes of The Simpsons in the longest single-series marathon in TV history. Fresh Air listens backs to interviews with the show's creator, writers and actors.
NPR

Why Vegetables Get Freakish In The Land Of The Midnight Sun

Long summer days in Alaska help cabbages, turnips and other vegetables grow to gargantuan sizes. These "giants" are celebrated at the annual state fair, which kicks off on Thursday.
WAMU 88.5

IRS Seizes Financial Records For Park Southern Apartment Buildings In D.C.

A troubled housing complex that is becoming an issue in D.C.'s upcoming mayoral election had its records seized by the IRS as part of an apparent federal investigation into its finances.

NPR

Beheading Video Sets Off Debate Over How – Or Whether — To Portray It

A shocking video that shows an American journalist being beheaded by extremist militants has sparked outrage, along with arguments over whether the images should be restricted online.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.