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Program Description

  Administration and Support

Administration and Support provides support to the Department of Environmental Protection Recycling and Resource Management Division's operations, programs, and mission, and overall financial management and policy direction. The work of the program includes the following focus areas:

  • Maintain the solid waste enterprise funds in a financially prudent manner and maintain structural stability given the responsibilities and risks associated with the operations of an integrated solid waste management system.
  • Develop and evaluate CIP and operating budgets in a strategic and economically responsible manner.
  • Perform detailed financial analysis during the annual rate calculation process for a more equitable rate structure, structural stability, budget flexibility, and financial risk mitigation.
  • Review and develop policies and procedures that strengthen internal controls.
  • Collaborate with organization stakeholders using metrics that assess the strategic health of the business, the alignment of programs with the business strategy, and the balance of the program relative to business needs.
  • Use quantitative and financial models and forecasting tools to analyze the fiscal impact of proposed changes to solid waste management activities.
  • Assist with execution of procurement actions on a timely basis and at the best possible value.
  • Facilitate funding for the maintenance of computer/automation equipment, and related technologies in a cost effective and efficient manner.

The Department of Housing and Community Affairs provides staff to respond to resident complaints dealing with: storage and removal of solid waste; illegal solid waste dumping activities in the County; storage of unregistered vehicles on private property throughout the County; storage of inoperable vehicles on private property; improper screening of dumpsters, particularly those in shopping areas; and control and regulation of weeds throughout the County.

"Clean or Lien" provides for the removal of dangerous or unsightly trash, perimeter grass, and weeds on properties which the owners have failed to maintain as required.

Department of Environmental Protection staff in Energy and Environment Compliance Division provide surface and subsurface environmental compliance monitoring at all County solid waste facilities, and review reports of air monitoring of the Resource Recovery Facility (RRF).

Program Contacts

Contact Vicky Wan of the Recycling and Resource Management at 240.777.7722 or Richard H. Harris of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2795 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved676115239.16
Increase Cost: Debt Service - Disposal Fund16294740.00
Increase Cost: Automation - Disposal1101570.00
Increase Cost: Reallocation of Positions Based on Actual Work Activities - Disposal Fund338370.35
Increase Cost: Reallocation of Positions Based on Actual Work Activities - Collection Fund309860.30
Increase Cost: Increased Staffing Cost22210.00
Decrease Cost: Miscellaneous Charges - Disposal-1590.00
Decrease Cost: Miscellaneous Changes - Collection-13130.00
Decrease Cost: Administration - Disposal-523900.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.11545591.00
FY23 Approved966852440.81