Montgomery, Prince George’s Counties Lead State in Recycling

The Maryland Department of the Environment recently released a chart with 2013 data showing that Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties lead the state in recycling.

Coverage by CBS DC states,

Prince George’s County had the highest “Waste Diversion Rate” at nearly 65 percent, surpassing its 2012 rate of 54 percent. This percentage is how much trash was kept out of landfills. Washington County came in second with a 62 percent waste diversion rate and Montgomery County was not far behind at 60 percent.

Montgomery County took the lead for the most recyclables with a total of more than 600,000, while Prince George’s had the second highest at more than 440,000.

Click here to view the MDE chart or visit CBS DC to view the article.