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arrow pointer Adopt A Road/Watershed Clean-up by Izaak Walton League-Wildlife Achievement Chapter nets major haul of litter and debris

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IWLA Getting Ready to CleanAdopt A Road/Watershed Clean-up by Izaak Walton League-Wildlife Achievement Chapter nets major haul of litter and debris

The IWLA-Wildlife Achievement Chapter completed their spring Adopt A Road and Watershed Clean-up on Saturday April 6, 2013 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.  Some 57 volunteers  participated, picking up trash along the roadsides and parking lots from Windsor Forest Road down to the parking lot at Georgia Avenue.  The cleaning work included Mullinix Mill Road, Long Corner Road, Annapolis Rock Road, Hipsley Mill Road, Howard Chapel Road, and Gue Road from the tributary crossing to Long Corner Road.

60 Contractor bags were CollectedThe volunteers collected 60 contractor size bags of litter, most of which was recyclable beverage containers and fast food containers.  The volunteers noted there were not many plastic bags among the litter, perhaps a testament to the effectiveness of the County's new bag fee.

Other items picked up included 28 tires, two sofas, four TVs, a broken toilet, two cans of used paint and a can of used roofing cement, an empty propane gas tank, and various miscellaneous items too large to fit into bags.  This area is within the Patuxent Watershed, so such litter and debris washes into creeks and streams, eventually reaching the Triadelphia Reservoir and the large Patuxent River, which then drains to the Chesapeake Bay.

MCDOT Highway Service crews pick up the debris under a special arrangement with the Adopt A Road program. 


If you would like to share photos of your group cleaning email us at mcdot.outreach@montgomerycountymd.gov.


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The Gazette - September 2010

Volunteers keep it clean with the county Adopt-A-Road program
by Cody Calamaio | Staff Writer

Bill Agnostak of North Potomac picks up litter, including illegally posted political campaign signs, on Dufief Mill Road, a mile of which he has pledged to clear off trash at least six times per year through the county's Adopt-A-Road program. Recently the Gazette, later repeated in the Washington Post's Local Living section, ran a story about the County's Adopt A Road program and its volunteer participants. READ MORE

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arrow pointer New Law passed May 9, 2011 - Cover Trucks When Hauling

(a) Required; application.
(1) Solid waste must not be collected or transported in the County except by a licensed collector
or hauler.
(2) However, this Section does not prohibit:
(A) a person from transporting the person's own solid waste to an approved solid waste
acceptance facility in a closed-body vehicle or a vehicle covered by a tarpaulin or canvas
tightly fastened in a manner that will prevent the loss of any material being transported; or
(B) a licensed collector or hauler from transporting solid waste firmly sealed and secured in
cardboard boxes or plastic bags to an approved solid waste acceptance facility in an open,
flat-body vehicle covered by a tarpaulin or canvas which is tightly fastened in a manner that
will prevent the loss of any material being transported.

If you are a licensed hauler: Sec. 48-20. Same-Registration of vehicles.

(A) For each truck or other vehicle used in the collection or transportation of solid waste by a licensee there shall be issued a registration card by the director which shall contain the name of the owner, the description and serial number of the truck or vehicle, and a registration number. The requirements of this section shall apply to vehicles owned and operated by persons under contract with the county to provide similar services to county residents. For each card there shall be furnished a metal solid waste collector's or hauler's tag containing the registration number and the year such tag is valid. Such tags shall be attached to the truck or vehicle in such a manner as to be readily visible and shall not be transferred to another truck without prior written approval by the director.

(B) No truck or other vehicle shall be registered until it has been inspected and found to be equipped with a suitable watertight, leakproof, metal body designed for the collection of solid waste and to have a suitable tightly fitting cover of metal or canvas to prevent the blowing of solid waste, which cover shall be in place at all times, except when loading or unloading. The body shall be so mounted on the chassis that when fully loaded, the axle load shall fall within the maximum axle load limit prescribed by law; except that an open metal body truck with a tightly fitting cover of metal or canvas may be used for hauling only building materials, trees or parts of trees, rubble, abandoned vehicles, machinery, appliances, and nonincinerable material; and except that an open flat-body vehicle having a suitable tarpaulin or canvas cover, which shall be in place at all times, except when loading or unloading, may be used for transporting solid waste firmly sealed and secured in cardboard boxes or plastic bags. The body shall be enclosed steel, packer type, watertight, leakproof, readily cleanable and sanitary and so mounted on the chassis so that when fully loaded the axle load shall fall within the maximum axle load limit prescribed by law; provided further, that a licensed collector or hauler may apply for a special license for an open body truck (equipped with a suitable watertight, leakproof, metal body designed for the collection of solid waste and having a suitable tightly fitting cover of metal or canvas to prevent the blowing of solid waste, which cover shall be in place at all times except when loading or unloading), for use only on special routes, designated in the license, on public or private streets, roads or rights-of-way, where the height, weight, length or width of packer-type solid waste collection vehicles makes their use contrary to law, or a danger to public or private property or human life or safety.

To view the Montgomery County Code visit the American Legal Publishing Corporation: http://www.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&vid=amlegal:montgomeryco_md_mc

Click on Link above, then - Look for Part II: Local Laws, Ordinances, Resolutions
From there, Click on Chapter 48: Solid Wastes
Then scroll down to Section 19 if the complaint is derived from an issue of someone hauling their own trash and....Section 20 - if the complaint is in relation to a licensed hauler.


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