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Category: Environment

Plug In to Electric Vehicles in Rockville

Rockville is answering the call of the city’s Climate Action Plan to reduce transportation emissions by electrifying its fleet. The city recently expanded its number of electric fleet vehicles from one to 14 and is expecting an additional four vehicles, with each replacing a similar-sized light-duty gasoline vehicle.

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Rake Away: Spring Leaf Collection in April

The city will vacuum leaves from neighborhood curbs from April 3-14 in five collection areas throughout Rockville. An interactive map at www.rockvillemd.gov/leafcollection allows residents to input their address and learn when their leaves will be collected. Unlike the fall leaf collection, which has two collection rounds, city crews make only

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Earth Month for Early Birds (and Bees and Flowers and Trees)

Earth Day is Saturday, April 22, but Rockville celebrates Earth Month throughout the spring, including these events budding in March, blooming in April and fully flowering in May: Saturday, March 25: Earth Hour. 8:30-9:30 p.m. Click here to learn more. Tuesday, March 28-Wednesday, March 29: Montgomery County Energy Summit. Silver

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Go Green and Save Green With Permit Fee Waivers This April

Rockville to Waive Fees for Select Home Improvement Permits During Earth Month The City of Rockville will mark Earth Month in April by waiving permit fees for certain environmentally friendly home improvements. The city will waive all fees assessed by Rockville’s Inspection Services Division that are directly associated with the

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Lights Out for Climate Change Action

Rockville will turn out the lights in observance of Earth Hour, an international effort in support of climate change action. Earth Hour encourages people to turn off all non-essential lights in their homes and businesses for one hour, from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, and do something positive for

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Give Green a Go When Removing Snow

Follow these tips to keep your sidewalks and driveway snow- and ice-free, while minimizing the environmental impact: Shovel Early, Shovel Often: Deicers work best for melting thin layers of snow or ice. So, shovel first before snow hardens into ice, break up any ice patches you can and then add

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Rockville Gets Charged Up for EV Readiness Plan

All around Rockville, from residents to the city’s own Fleet Services Division, vehicle owners are recognizing the benefits of skipping the gas pump and going electric. Recognizing the need to support electric vehicles, Rockville is developing an EV Readiness Plan to identify where chargers are needed and recommend actions to

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Juneteenth in Rockville

Rockville City Hall and some city facilities will be closed Wednesday, June 19 as the city observes Juneteenth. During the Juneteenth holiday week, Monday and Tuesday recycling, trash and yard waste collections will occur as usual. Wednesday and Thursday collections

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