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Nov 18, 2016

PHOTOS: Professor Trash Wheel is coming together

Freddie Bane, shop engineer for Clearwater Mills LLC drills holes to mount the protective canopy on the world’s newest trash wheel, called “Professor Trash Wheel.” The second trash collection system of its kind, will be installed by the Waterfront Partnership at the outfall of Harris Creek Park in Canton during the community unveiling event on December […]

Oct 18, 2013

Md. expands scrap tire collection program

The state of Maryland is pumping more money into scrap tire collection. The Board of Public Works on Thursday added $1.5 million to the $500,000 it approved for the project in May. The funding will reimburse counties that collect scrap tires through citizen and agricultural drop-off days. The Maryland Department of the Environment says all […]

Feb 8, 2013

Body of missing toddler found in trash

ANNAPOLIS — Court records say a woman charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter believed she was suffering from a “Muslim curse” and that her daughter was possessed by an evil spirit. The statement of probable cause made public Friday includes details from an interview 25-year-old Chelsea Michelle Booth gave this week to detectives investigating the […]

Aug 7, 2012

Carroll County seeks alternatives to incinerator

WESTMINSTER — Carroll County officials are seeking alternatives to participating in a waste-to-energy incinerator in neighboring Frederick County. The Carroll County Times reported in its Tuesday edition that Frederick County has given Carroll County approval to investigate other trash-disposal methods. Commissioner Doug Howard says the ideal solution is for the counties to go their separate [&h[...]

Jul 20, 2012

Maryland Moment – Harboring trash

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Jan 24, 2012

Annapolis restaurant Harry Browne’s sends nothing to landfill

ANNAPOLIS — There’s no such thing as taking out the trash at Harry Browne’s. The restaurant has shifted operations so that the staff only knows of two bins — recycling and composting. The recycling — cardboard, glass, plastic — goes out weekly with the city’s collection. The rest — fish bones, leftover vegetables, potato skins […]

Oct 21, 2011

Baltimore sanitation yard gets gussied up

This week, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined Department of Public Works Director Alfred H. Foxx for the re-opening of the Northwest Sanitation Yard – gussied up to become the new “Super Citizen Convenience Center.” The center, at 2824 Sisson St., offers what city officials call “easier access for residents to dispose of trash and recycling” […]

Oct 20, 2011

Photo of the Day – Vacant East Baltimore block

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Oct 18, 2011

31,000 pounds of trash netted in coastal cleanup

SALISBURY — Volunteers have collected about 31,000 pounds of trash from beaches and rivers in the mid-Atlantic region, including a kitchen counter top and flag pole. The trash was collected during the 25th annual Coastal Cleanup event, co-sponsored by Delmarva Power and environmental, governmental and business organizations. More than 2,700 volunteers participated in the cleanup […]

May 18, 2011

Environment Maryland: Trash to energy to hurt recycling

ANNAPOLIS — An environmental group says the Maryland governor’s decision to sign a trash incineration bill will hurt recycling efforts. Gov. Martin O’Malley announced Tuesday he will sign a bill that enhances incentives for waste-to-energy plants. Environmentalists urged him to veto the measure, which they say treats waste burning the same as wind and solar […]

Apr 22, 2011

Montgomery County police step up anti-littering efforts

ROCKVILLE — Police in Montgomery County are stepping up efforts to crack down on littering. The department says it’ll be participating in an anti-littering campaign run by the Alice Ferguson Foundation and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. It runs through May 7. Police say they’ll be extra vigilant during the campaign in cracking down […]

Mar 9, 2011

Renewable energy gets its day before Senate Finance

The push to use more renewable energy sources from the governor and legislators is one of the green themes of this year’s General Assembly, and the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday heard mixed testimony on six bills to enhance the state’s renewable energy policy, including trash talk from the chairman. A bill proposed by Committee Chairman […]

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