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Historic Oyster Shell Donated to Oyster Recovery Partnership’s Shell Recycling Alliance

This winter, the Maryland State Highway Administrations Cultural Resources Section donated approximately 250 pounds of broken oyster shell to the Oyster Recovery Partnership’s Shell Recycling Alliance. Archaeologists recovered the shell during an investigation on the shore of the Patuxent River near Benedict in Charles County, Maryland. The site is a mid 17th through early 18th…

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MES Forms Strategic Industry Partnership with Charles County, MCET and MRWA, Awarded EARN Grant from State

While scientists and environmental activists make the news headlines, water and wastewater operators are the unsung heroes of the Chesapeake Bay. A perfectly designed treatment plant will fail without trained operators. Yet young people pass up the opportunity for this challenging and rewarding career; there’s that “Ed Norton” perception of the water/wastewater operator. But those…

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Fossilized Oyster Shells From Florida to Become Home to Maryland Oysters

From Maryland Department of the Natural Resources: Governor Martin O’Malley was joined by more than 100 partners and stakeholders at the Port of Baltimore on Friday morning for a first-hand look at approximately 2,750 tons of fossilized oyster shell en route to Harris Creek in the Chesapeake Bay. The barge load was the first shipment…

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…

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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…

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Team Motley Poo Finishes Eighth in National Operations Challenge Competition

Yesterday, the Maryland Environmental Service Water & Wastewater Team Motley Poo – Justin Myers, Todd Boulden, Wayne Rumbaugh and Brad Yeakle – completed the final events of the National Water Environment Federation Operations Challenge at WEFTEC in Chicago. The final results – Motley Poo came in 8th out of a field of 41! Reporting from Chicago…

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MES Conducts Emergency Response Drill for OSHA Process Safety Management Plan

In compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Process Safety Management Plan, Maryland Environmental Service conducted an emergency response drill at the Frostburg Water Treatment Plant on October 1. If there ever was an emergency at the facility, local fire departments will assist our employees in containing and controlling it. There was a…