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A Peek into Harford County Public Schools' Recycling Program

Harford County Public Schools Resource Conservation Manager Andrew Cassilly provides a fun and informative overview of HCPS' recycling program including how HCPS has partnered with the County and local vendors.

p.s. Can you guess what is the most unusual thing collected at Harford's Waste & Disposal Center?


2019 MRN/SWANA-MA Conference Set for Tuesday, June 11

Mark you calendars for the 2019 MRN/SWANA-MA Conference which will be held at the BWI Marriott on Tuesday, June 11. We will begin program planning teleconferences in early November. If you have some ideas about topics or speakers and/or would like to participate on the calls, please let us know by reply to this email. Thank you!

Executive Order re Recycling Metrics: Recommendations from MDE

At the request of MD Governor Larry Hogan, the Maryland Department of the Environment has produced a preliminary set of recommendations in response to the Governor's Executive Order EO 01.01.2017.13. This order called for a broad re-assessment of the overall goals, metrics and actions required to minimize waste and maximize resource recovery in the state along with a greater emphasis on partnerships and voluntary standards.

The Power of Social Proof in Customer Communications

We came across an interesting and relevant passage in an article re behavioral economics - Delighting Without Asking

“Another prevalent cognitive bias is social proof. Take those placards in your hotel bathroom, for example, urging you to recycle your towel for the good of the environment. Sometimes they give you statistics on the millions of gallons of water saved when you choose to hang your towel on the hook to use another day.

Idea of Partnership takes center stage at 2018 MRN/SWANA-MA Conference

Over 150 solid waste management and recycling professionals convened on Tuesday & Wednesday, June 19-20 at the Turf Valley Conference Center in Ellicott City, MD to learn about and discuss the hottest topics in the industry including changing waste management and recycling models, policy & regulation, commodities markets, new technologies & more.