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Program Description

  Recycling Center

This program provides for the separation, processing, and marketing of recyclable materials (mixed paper, cardboard, aluminum, glass, metal, and plastic). The Recycling Center receives recyclable material collected under the County curbside collection program, as well as some materials from municipalities and multi-family properties and non-residential properties which have established recycling programs. The materials are then sorted and shipped to markets for recycling. This program also provides for the management of the County's residential and some non-residential mixed paper recycling. A Paper Processing Facility was added and began operations on May 1, 2017, to improve separation and marketing of commodities into mixed paper and corrugated paper. Mixed paper includes newspaper, corrugated containers, kraft paper bags, magazines, telephone directories, and mail.

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Program Contacts

Contact Patty Bubar of the Division of Solid Waste Services at 240.777.7786 or Trevor Lobaugh of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2763 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Program Budget Changes

FY20 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY19 Approved72350544.50
Enhance: Recycling Center Front-end Comingled Processing Line Equipment Replacement18170000.00
Increase Cost: Increase in Comingled and Paper Recycling Costs to Address Safety and Meet Terms of Service Agreements10675980.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.346670.00
FY20 Recommended101543194.50