The Frederick County Public Works Department will host a first-of-its-kind forum on Tuesday, April 2 to give area residents insight into how trash and recyclables are managed once dropped off at a county convenience site.
Director of Public Works Joe Wilder said, “There is a lot that goes into managing waste in Frederick County and we hope to take this opportunity educate the public about the processes involved.”
The main goal of the Waste Forum is to provide concise and basic information to the public about solid waste management in Frederick County. The County wants citizens to learn about what happens to their trash once they throw it away and to re-think how they handle their trash and what they can do to divert items out of the waste stream. There will be discussion about our recycling programs and markets and the challenges currently facing the industry.
Presentations, videos, and displays prepared by public works staff and committee members will be included, and an open house period during which attendees will be encouraged to ask questions will begin at approximately 7:45 p.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m. with presentations from Supervisor Robert Wells, Public Works Director, Joe Wilder, and staff beginning at 7:15 p.m.; gallery opens at 7:45 p.m. for conversations with elected officials and staff. A drawing for door prizes will also be held.
The event, “Waste Forum – The Path of Trash”, will be held at the Frederick County Public Safety Building, 1080 Coverstone Drive. For more information, contact the county’s Public Works Department at (540) 665-5643 or visit www.fcva.us/wasteforum for full details.