The goal of the Environmental Resources Division is to provide residents of Charles County with the best possible and most cost effective service through its management of the Landfill, Recycling and Litter Control programs, and by providing Environmental Education.
This division manages the operation of the Charles County Sanitary Landfill, which receives in excess of 80,000 tons of refuse and over 110,000 patrons per year, and administers a comprehensive recycling program that has achieved a 44% waste diversion rate through its curbside recycling collection, recycling centers located throughout the county, and an aggressive environmental education campaign encompassing source reduction. In addition, various Litter Control programs are maintained to aid in keeping Charles County clean and healthy, including roadside litter crews, the annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup, the volunteer Adopt-A-Road Program, and community cleanups. Used Motor Oil and Antifreeze Collection Sites and a Household Hazardous Waste Collection program are also provided to residents to help ensure the environmentally safe disposal of toxic materials.
Volunteers are needed for the 25th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup (PRWC) which will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. This is an excellent opportunity to show your community support and for earning student service learning hours. Organized sites are located throughout Charles County, and new suggested sites are always welcomed. Gloves, trash bags, and trash disposal are provided. Please visit the above link or call 301-932-3599 for additional information.