Local recycling increasing

Source: Frederick News Post
Author: Meg Tully
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Date Published: 12/22/2008

Frederick County’s recycling and diversion rate was just over 44 percent in 2007, according to preliminary calculations by the Maryland Department of the Environment. Over the last decade, the rates show that the percentage of Frederick County waste recycled has generally increased. For instance, the recycling rate was about 34 percent in 1997, compared to 44.3 percent in 2007. The rate is calculated by the Maryland Department of Environment using data provided by Frederick County and following the regulations of the Maryland Recycling Act. As the Frederick County Commissioners are poised to make a decision on whether to build a trash incinerator, recycling rates have attracted new attention.