Recycling Competition

Recycling is important!  It is one of the best ways for you as an individual to have a positive impact on the environment.  Recycling helps to reduce pollution caused by waste, slows habitat destruction, slows the filling of landfills, and helps by preserving natural materials for future generations. 

To encourage recycling among Laurel residents, the Department of Public Works will be holding monthly competitions between our neighborhoods.  Each month a neighborhood will be named the winner right here on this page!  The winning neighborhood will be selected on the following criteria:

 

 January   The Largest Reduction in Refuse from the Previous Month
 February   The Largest Increase in Recycling from the Previous Month
 March   The Smallest Gap between Refuse and Recycling
 April   The Most Recycling Overall
 May   The Largest Reduction in Refuse from the Previous Month
 June   The Largest Increase in Recycling from the Previous Month
 July   The Smallest Gap between Refuse and Recycling
 August   The Most Recycling Overall
 September   The Largest Reduction in Refuse from the Previous Month
 October   The Largest Increase in Recycling from the Previous Month
 November   The Smallest Gap between Refuse and Recycling
 December   The Most Recycling Overall

 

Prizes

The first 10 residents from the winning neighborhood who mention this page when requesting a bulk pickup will receive a $10 discount.  Residents of the winning neighborhood have 30 days following the announcement to request a pickup. After 30 days no more residents from that neighborhood may claim the prize.  The first ten residents must also use their discount on the current bulk pickup or the one immediately following (sorry, you cannot save your discount to use a few years from now!)

 

Neighborhoods

The neighborhoods are based on your refuse and recycling pickup dates which are color coded on the map in the City's annual calendar. Click the map to the left to see a larger version.  If you did not receive one in December 2016 just give us a call (301-725-0088) or an email ([email protected]) and we'll be glad to get one delivered to you!

 Red Neighborhood - Monday/Thursday Refuse with Monday Recycling

 Orange Neighborhood - Wednesday Pickups.  Because of our crews' schedules for trips to the dumps where refuse and recycling are weighed, Orange team is included with Blue team.

 Yellow Neighborhood- Tuesday/Friday Refuse with Friday Recycling

 Green Neighborhood - Tuesday/Friday Refuse with Tuesday Recycling

 Blue Neighborhood - Monday/Thursday Refuse with Thursday Recycling


Current Winners

Current Winners - May 2017 - The neighborhood with the largest reduction of refuse

2017-05 Winning neighborhood - Red

After reviewing the refuse and recycling numbers for the month, the Department of Public Works has declared the Red Neighborhoods the winners for May 2017.  The first 10 residents to mention this page when requesting a current bulk pickup will receive a $10 discount.  Residents have until July 10th, 2017 to mention this page to receive a $10 discount on our current bulk pickup!


Past Winners

May 2017 - Largest Refuse Reduction - Red Neighborhood

April 2017 - Most Recycling - Green Neighborhood

March 2017 - Most Recycling - Blue Neighborhood

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The Department of Public Works provides refuse and recycling collection, city infrastructure management and maintenance, snow and ice removal, and quick and effective responses to inclement weather damage.