How to meet the MD Food Waste Law

What is a food waste ban? Several states have Food Waste Bans which restrict businesses from disposing organic/food waste into the landfill trash. Maryland has joined the list of State Food Waste Laws with the passing of MD House Bill 264 in May 2021. Why are food waste laws important? According to the Maryland Department…

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DC Looks to Improve their 16% Recycling Rate

On July 14th of 2014, DC passed two pieces of legislation, setting the stage for progression towards a more sustainable waste management system. The District currently only recycles 16%… that’s barely a third of MD’s recycling rate. Here are a few key accomplishments of the two Acts. Solid Waste Hierarchy Establishing a hierarchy will now…

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Business Recycling is the Law in Montgomery County, MD

The Maryland Recycling Act of 1988 (MRA) requires all counties and Baltimore City to recycle 15% of their generated waste (20% for populations over 150,000). In less than 18-months, by December 31, 2015, those rates will increase to 20% and 35% respectively. The MRA led to the adoption of municipal recycling programs across the State,…

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Delaware Enforces Universal Recycling

Starting yesterday, all commercial businesses in Delaware will be required to participate in the state’s universal recycling program.  Delaware has set a goal of 50% landfill diversion by 2015.  Landfill diversion of commercial waste (which makes up 50% of the State’s total municipal solid waste) has remained to stagnate at 26% since 2006.  State officials…

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