Waste

Clean Water is  taking-on single use products. From shopping bags, to food and beverage packaging, to plastic water bottles, our goal is to minimize the use of single use products.  We engage businesses, local governments, and individual consumers in rethinking the disposable lifestyle.

Food Waste out of the Trash

Legislation passed in 2021 to require large food waste generators to divert their waste away from landfill or trash incinerator if an organic recycling facility is nearby that can take their waste.

Waste Blog Posts

A diagram of a septic system.
July 28, 2022

You have to have a septic field, but how do you make it a beautiful feature of your yard? How can you make it a native landscape supporting pollinators?

Whether it's a sound mound drainfield or the maintenance access ports to a septic tank or BAT unit, homeowners often wish they could camouflage these to make their yards more aesthetically pleasing. This webinar will cover considerations, options, and specific plants and practices to use with an emphasis on low-impact, native choices.

image from Keith Lasoya at Waste Neutral
July 27, 2022

Last year, we worked hard to pass HB264/SB483, which moves Maryland toward Zero Waste by making sure the the biggest producers of food waste are composting it if they can. And this year, it's time for those new rules to be put into action!

Plastic Free July 2022-ReThinkDisposable-Boy Holding Reusable Items
June 29, 2022

Plastic Free July is a global movement that empowers us to be part of the solution to plastic pollution. Here are easy actions you can take right now to reduce your single-use plastic footprint