Striving toward zero waste can have an unprecedented impact on the economy in Prince George’s County. Achieving zero waste entails encouraging the County, its residents, businesses and visitors to re-evaluate what is considered waste. The value of recyclable paper and containers disposed of at the Brown Station Road Sanitary Road Landfill is estimated to be over $9.7 million annually. Recovering these materials as well as compostable and divertible materials from the waste stream and placing them back into the economy will have a significant impact on local revenue, job creation and business expansion.
The following Zero Waste Strategic Plan is being provided in advance of two zero waste informational public meetings taking place December 6 and December 13, 2016, in order to provide residents and businesses the opportunity to review the draft to provide public comment.
Beginning Tuesday, December 6, 2016, written comments may be submitted for a period of 45 days (January 19, 2017) to Darryl Flick, be sure to reference Zero Waste Strategic Plan in the subject line or by mail to:
Prince George's County
Department of the Environment
1801 McCormick Drive, Largo, MD 20774.
ATTN: Darryl Flick