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Frederick Arts Festival looks to cut down on trash

Hundreds of artists and art enthusiasts are expected to fill Carroll Creek Linear Park this weekend, but their trash is not destined for the county landfill.

Tags: Frederick Arts Festival , Carroll Creek Linear Park , recycling

Saturday - 06/04/2011, 12:36pm EDT

Fairfax County leaders continue to talk trash

A Fairfax County incinerator handles a million tons of garbage a year and produces enough energy to light 80,000 homes. Now the county has to decide whether to buy one of the largest incinerators in the country from the company that owns it.

Tags: covanta , Sharon Bulova , Pat Herrity , Lorton , recycling , Economic Development Authority , Hank Silverberg

Friday - 12/24/2010, 01:36am EST

Groups hope to turn floating ocean trash into fuel

Beginning later this year, Project Kaisei will collect debris from the ocean which Covanta Energy will use to test a new waste-to-fuel technology.

Tags: Great Pacific Garbage Patch , renewable fuel , fuel , Covanta Energy , Project Kaisei , Clinton Global Initiative , Bill Clinton , Michelle Basch , renewable energy

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 05:36pm EDT

Dirty money: Saving cash by examining trash

Your trash could give you clues as to where you are wasting money. A featured speaker at Tuesday's Alice Ferguson Foundation's annual trash summit suggests conducting a trash autopsy.

Tags: Jeff Yeager , Alice Ferguson Foundation , House of Sweden , Hank Silverberg

Tuesday - 09/21/2010, 12:48am EDT

Trash-smashing compactors powered by sun

Rosslyn's Big Belly® trash compactors eliminate four out of five trash collection trips.

Tags: Big Belly , Rosslyn , Arlington , Kate Ryan , trash collection

Friday - 07/02/2010, 07:58am EDT

'Pick-Up' artists remove trash from Va. roads

The group, called Pick Up America is walking across the U.S., cleaning up trash and educating people about reducing plastic waste in communities and waterways.

Tags: Pick Up America , University of Maryland , Route 28 , Davey Rogner , Kathy Stewart , Manassas ,

Monday - 05/24/2010, 01:44am EDT

Frederick Co. closer to pay-as-you-throw trash plan

A pilot program would create a volume-based or weight-based system, where customers are charged more for throwing away more trash, and less for recycling more.

Tags: Kai Hagen , trash collection , recycling , Maryland General Assembly , Jan Gardner

Tuesday - 03/30/2010, 11:49am EDT

Nickel bag tax would go toward cleaning bay

The Maryland General Assembly has been reluctant to raise taxes in an election year, but 39 legislators across both chambers are co-sponsoring an act that would place a 5-cent tax on disposable carryout bags.

Tags: Chesapeake Bay , bag tax , Kathleen Dumais , Chesapeake Bay Restoration Consumer Retail Choice , Cheryl Glenn , Susan Aumann , Pick-up America , grocery , Maryland General Assembly

Wednesday - 03/10/2010, 02:00am EST