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D.C. studies ban on styrofoam

Decades-old styrofoam continues to blight the Anacostia River and now the District is considering a ban on the ubiquitous foamy plastic.

Thursday - 11/07/2013, 04:21pm EST

Tags: styrofoam, water pollution, Anacostia River, bag tax, D.C. Council, paula wolfson, environment

Montgomery Co. investigates practices of trash companies

Montgomery County is investigating the labor practices of companies it pays to haul trash.

Thursday - 09/12/2013, 01:38pm EDT

Tags: trash strike, Potomac Disposal, Unity Disposal and Recycling, Ecology Services, kate Ryan

Montgomery Co. trash workers return to work

A strike by Montgomery County trash collectors has apparently ended and regular trash service will resume Thursday.

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 07:29pm EDT

Tags: Potomac Disposal, strike, Potomac, Md., Silver Spring, Md., kate Ryan

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Trash train derails in Baltimore County

Friday - 06/07/2013, 10:10pm EDT

Tags: train derailment,

2 dozen area parks eliminate trash cans, not trash

Trash cans have been removed from more than two dozen parks along the George Washington Memorial Parkway in an effort to force visitors to pick up after themselves. The National Park Service says the move will also better use staff, who no longer have to empty trash cans.

Tuesday - 05/28/2013, 03:10pm EDT

Tags: National Park Service, George Washington Parkway, Kristi King,

D.C. looking for new trash cans

Monday - 04/15/2013, 09:32am EDT

Tags: D.C., trash pick-up

Odor sickens workers, Norfolk building evacuated

Firefighters believe a load of trash is the source of an odor that sickened workers at a transfer station in Norfolk.

Tuesday - 02/12/2013, 04:04am EST

Tags: mike hicks, odor, Norfolk

Lawmaker launches 'crusade' against bottled water

It takes 17 million barrels of oil to produce bottled water each year. That's part of the argument an Arlington County board member will use in his campaign to cut down on plastic bottles and bags.

Wednesday - 01/02/2013, 06:43am EST

Tags: Hank Silverberg, Arlington County Board, bottled water,

Heat wave prompts cooling centers, early trash pickup

In anticipation of the excessive heat, several local government agencies are altering schedules for pool hours and trash pickup.

Tuesday - 07/17/2012, 05:33am EDT

Tags: cooling centers,

Vandal trashes Va. county's garbage trucks

Trash collection in Roanoke County is suspended because someone trashed the county's garbage trucks.

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 09:33am EST

Tags: garbage truck, vandal