DHCD presentation - Maryland Department of the Environment

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RECYCLING IS EVERYBODY’S JOB
Don’t just sit there…get involved!
WELCOME TO THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
DHCD’s commitment is to work “with partners to finance housing opportunities and revitalize
great places for Maryland citizens to live, work and prosper.” Governor O’Malley has called for
us to do all we can to improve state services to Maryland’s hard-working families.
Through the Maryland Mortgage Program , DHCD has empowered thousands of Maryland
families to realize the American dream of homeownership and for existing homeowners.
DHCD’s rental housing programs increase and preserve the supply of affordable housing and
provide good choices for working families, senior citizens, and individuals with special needs.
Also, community development and revitalization programs like Neighborhood BusinessWorks,
Community Legacy, and Main Street Maryland support Smart Growth and help our cities and
towns remain rich, vibrant communities.
Secretary
Ray Skinner
100 Community Place - Crownsville, Md. 21032
Deputy Secretary
Clarence Snuggs
This is one of many reasons we recycle.
Garbage Patch, a loose, free-floating "dump"
twice the size of Texas.
100 million tons and growing
COMPREHENSIVE DHCD RECYCLING PLAN
WE RECYCLE THESE ITEMS TO HELP THE ENVIRONMENT
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Paper (mixed, white, newspaper)
Plastic bottles,
Aluminum cans
State Contractors - Vangel & World
Recycling
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Cardboard boxes (recycle/reuse)
Packing cardboard (Lean Cuisine)
Glass (all)
Light bulbs & tubes
State Contractor - Waste
Management Co.
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All toner cartridges (printers, copiers, faxes)
Cell phones
Vendor pick up or free return mailing
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Batteries (household)
Employees
Styrofoam package material
Bubble wrap & peanuts taken to Mail Boxes, Etc.
Plastic bags
Landlords
We PROMOTE & EDUCATE
•REMINDERS –
• Presentations at the DHCD’s All Hands Meetings
• Signage – posters - emails – DHCD’s Intranet
• What we recycle – reuse
• Where to take the recyclable/reused items to (central areas within
divisions, copiers, utility closets, employees' lounge, main conference
room, Office of Facilities & Fleet Management Services)
•CONDUCT CLEAN- UP DAYS (Departmental, by divisions or individuals)
•HOLD GREEN TEAM MEETINGS (Open to everyone)
•PROHIBIT STYROFOAM FROM BEING USED by cafeteria
• DISCOURAGE THE USE OF STYROFOAM by employees personally & events
• ENCOURAGE USING RECYCLABLE PRODUCTS rather than Styrofoam at
home
• ELECTRONIC FILING/RECORD KEEPING
• DEPARTMENTAL SHARE DRIVES
• CONDUCT TRASH AUDITS – throughout the building
• EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION – employees who demonstrate good recycling
habits are announced at the monthly All Hands Meetings & via emails to all staff
• WE LISTEN
• PROVIDE FEEDBACK & FOLLOWING UP ON SUGGESTIONS
NO
More Styrofoam
• WE LEAD BY EXAMPLE
• Look for more ways & items to recycle.
• Recycle/reuse DHCD’s office supplies & equipment (repair, clean & reissue),
• Collect & reuse water for watering our plants (dehumidifier & rain water)use rain barrels with soaker hoses for outside gardens
• Use LED lights
• Community outreach -events such as collecting gently used hats, coats &
shoes for donations to charitable organizations (recycle/reuse)
• Staff voluntarily take various items to be recycled/properly disposed of:
• Household batteries
• Plastic shopping bags
• Styrofoam blocks/peanuts, bubble wrap
• Paint & e-cycling items
• WE MAKE RECYCLING EASY – with bins, various locations
We PROMOTE & EDUCATE
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INVITED THE OFFICE OF ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY RECYCLING to come on site and
give a brief presentation, distribute brochures and to the AA Co. residents made recycling
bins available. Also provided brochures from other counties.
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HOW TO NOT TO WASTE PAPER when printing
• Printing, without a banner page or extra blank sheet (provide instructions)
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WHERE TO RECYCLE , WHAT WE RECYCLE & WHAT THEY CAN RECYCLE AT HOME
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WITH FACTS - PICTURES
• Bags are consumed at a rate of over one million bags used every minute!
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That’s around 500 billion plastic bags a year - worldwide
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ENCOURAGE PROPER DISPOSAL OF paint – hazmat products (oil)
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ENCOURAGE E-CYCLING
WHAT DOES THAT ALL MEAN?
We REDUCED our landfill dumpsters from two dumpsters to
one
We INCREASED our recycling dumpsters from one to TWO.
Employees embraced recycling
Got excited
Found more ways to recycle
More employees report recycling at home & increasing their
recycling
(Example: 2 trash cans now equate to 1 bag with 2 recycling
bins)
Green Team Coordinator
Sharon Hayes
Helps with holding meetings
and distributing information
Building Coordinator
Dale Dorsch
Supervises Housekeeping
Day-time Crew responsible for
collecting recycling
Green Team Members
Employees
Who help with ensuring that
everyone recycles
For recycling
Facilities & Fleet Management Services
Responsible for holding it all together!
Deb Tolson, Director of FFMS & Green Team
RECYCLING IS EVERYBODY’S JOB!
WE WOULDN’T BE SUCCESSFUL WITHOUT THE ENTIRE TEAM.
THANK YOU
on behalf of the
Department of Housing & Community Development’s
GREEN TEAM
RECYCLING IS EVERYBODY’S JOB
Deb Tolson, Director of Facilities & Fleet Management Services
and DHCD GREEN Team, 410-514-7102
Sharon Hayes, Manager of Facilities & Fleet Management Services
and DHCD’s GREEN Team Coordinator 410-514-7091

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