If you're throwing a party or expect to have a little more trash due to company coming, you may have to consider how to manage it all within the new once-a-week collection program starting in June.
County Executive John R. Leopold proposed the initiative last January in response to the Recycling Advisory Committee findings suggesting once-a-week trash collection would discourage residents from mixing recyclables with their trash and would save on contracting services for pickup.
Another factor considered was a decrease in neighborhood truck traffic and air emissions and increased recycling in schools.
According to The Maryland Gazette, the money saved will be used to reduce the $315 fee county residents pay for waste pickup through property tax bills. Residential trash collection day will remain the same, but in June, both trash and recyclables will be collected on the same day.