Local recycling center among 25 honored by county
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 13:38
 by Ben Boehl

    As part of America Recycles Day on Nov. 15, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz took the time to thank 25 recycling centers that he said had voluntarily submitted recycling tonnage reports with Baltimore County.
    The information from those reports was sent to the Maryland Department of the Environment, where Baltimore County was able to calculate its overall recycling rate for the past year.
    AMG Resources Corporation on Grays Road off Wise Avenue, known for its recycled metals and new steel products, was among the honorees.
    “As an active participant in the recycling process, Baltimore County is proud to recognize the outstanding efforts of these businesses,” Kamenetz said about the recycling businesses.
    “Recycling makes financial and ecological sense – it’s simply the right thing to do for our communities, for the economy and for the environment.”
    According to the county government, there is more focus on voluntary reporting than in the past because the Maryland General Assembly passed a new, significantly higher recycling rate requirement (35 percent) in 2012 that is aimed at large counties.
    The county also announced an amendment to its Ten Year Solid Waste Management Plan by which the county has set its own voluntary recycling rate goal of 45 percent by  2015.
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