Solid Waste - What's Next?

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Solid Waste Steering Committee members pictured above (left to right):  Chris Voell, Joe Richardson, Kai Hagen, Patrice Gallagher, Peter Blood, Chairman John Daniels, Phil LeBlanc, County Executive Jan Gardner, Ellis Burruss, and Don Briggs.  Not pictured:  David Gray and Pat Miglio (alternate).

Upcoming Meetings

 



October 20, 7:00 p.m., Winchester Room, Winchester Hall

Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner is working to develop Frederick County’s next long-term solid waste strategy through a facilitated process with a Steering Committee she appointed to develop viable waste management alternates. 

“Along with the assistance of a neutral facilitator, I have formed this special Steering Committee to help manage the process in the development of a sustainable and robust long-term solid waste program for Frederick County," said Executive Gardner.  "My desire in creating the Steering Committee is to bring a good mixture of experience and viewpoints to the process which is designed to be as balanced and neutral as possible.  We will also actively engage our citizens in looking at all the alternatives available to us such as resource recovery, composting, anerobic digestion, zero waste initiatives and other options.  My objective is to have an open, transparent, impartial process that balances diverse viewpoints, ideas and perspectives.”

Public Forums  

The Steering Committee held public forums to allow citizens to help shape the future of solid waste management in Frederick County.  (Summaries of the forums will be posted on the left panel of this webpage.)

Public Forums were held on the following dates:

  • November 9, 2014 - Winchester Hall
  • November 19, 2015 -  Oakdale High School
  • December 7, 2015 - Brunswick Fire Company
  • January 11, 2015 - Urbana High School
  • February 6, 2016 - Thurmont Town Hall (originally scheduled for January 23)

The Steering Committee includes members of the Solid Waste Advisory Committee, the Sustainability Commission and others who have been engaged in conversations about solid waste.  County officials who currently manage solid waste programs also provide guidance. 

Citizens are encouraged to present suggestions and ideas about solid waste alternatives and to ask questions of the Steering Committee.  Suggestions and ideas also may be submitted using this email.

For more information, call the Frederick County Solid Waste Management Department at 301-600-2960.