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MES Exec Wins Robert L. Lawrence Distinguished Service Award

Who has won the highest accolade the solid waste field can bestow?  Our own Steve Tomczewski, MES Executive Director of Environmental Operations, has been named recipient of the 2014 Robert L. Lawrence Distinguished Service Award by SWANA – the Solid Waste Association of North America. The award goes to an individual who has demonstrated meritorious…

Baltimore County Single-Stream Recycling Material Recovery Facility Ribbon Cutting

Baltimore County, MES Cut Ribbon On New Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and Transfer Station

Yesterday, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz cut the ribbon on the County’s new Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and transfer station in Cockeysville. The new single stream facility will process 35 tons of recyclables per hour, with the capacity to sort more than 70,000 tons of recyclables per year. The highly automated new MRF contains 86…

USGBC LEED Gold

MES Headquarters Building Awarded LEED Gold Certification from USGBC

For the second time, the Maryland Environmental Service Headquarters Building achieved LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Under USGBC’s rating system, MES HQ scored 75 points out of a maximum 79 points under the Gold Level category. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a rating system that measures the…

Prince George's County Food Composting Ribbon Cutting

Prince George’s County & MES Cut Ribbon on New Food Scrap Composting Project at Western Branch Yard Waste Composting Facility

On Wednesday, October 23, at the Western Branch Yard Waste Composting facility in Upper Marlboro, MD, the Prince George’s County Department of Environmental Resources (DER) Waste Management Division (WMD) cut the ribbon on a food scrap pilot project that will compost yard waste and food scraps bulked together. The pilot will provide baseline testing for…

Dickerson Yard Waste Composting Facility ISO Certification

Montgomery County & MES Celebrate Environmental Management System ISO 14001:2004 Certification at Dickerson Yard Trim Composting Facility

Yesterday, Montgomery County officials gathered with Maryland Environmental Service employees at the Yard Trim Composting facility in Dickerson to celebrate receiving the coveted ISO 14001:2004 certification for its environmental management system from American Systems Registrar (ASR), an internationally accredited environmental management systems firm. The certification confirms that the facility is operated in a manner that…

Brazilian Delegation Visit

Brazilian Environmental Officials Visit MES to Learn About Chesapeake Bay Restoration Goals in Advance of World Cup and Olympics

Brazilian environmental officials from the State of Rio de Janeiro spent this past Tuesday morning at Maryland Environmental Service headquarters as part of a three-day study tour of the State of Maryland. The visit, organized by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Maryland Department…