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This America Recycles Day, Recycle the Rockville Way

America Recycles Day is Monday, Nov. 15. The 25th annual day of awareness, sponsored by Keep America Beautiful, encourages community members to visit and take the #BeRecycled pledge to commit to recycling. The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments is sponsoring its own pledge challenge, featuring prizes. Visit

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Don’t Let a Clog Become an Unwanted Holiday Guest

When the holiday feast is finished, don’t pour fats, oils and grease, i.e., FOG, down the drain. FOG, including sauces, gravy and salad dressings, can trap solids, form hard deposits and clog pipes, causing basement backups, sewer overflows and costly damage to city infrastructure and private property. Before washing dishes,

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Save the Date for Montgomery County’s H2O Summit

Montgomery County’s H20 Summit will be held virtually on Wednesday, Nov. 10 via Zoom. The free annual celebration of water and our actions to keep it clean will feature educational sessions to provide community members with ways to make water-conscious decisions and tools to use in their backyards to help

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The city was recognized for a fourth time as a Sustainable Maryland community and earned the program’s Sustainability Champion designation, at the Maryland Municipal League’s fall conference on Oct. 12 in Ellicott City. Rockville amassed more points than any other community for efforts that include its 32nd consecutive year as

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Take Action for Energy Efficiency in October

Celebrate Energy Action Month in October and Energy Efficiency Day on Wednesday, Oct. 6 by doing your part to tackle climate change. Learn more about Energy Efficiency Day at And try these ideas during Energy Action Month to get involved and reduce energy usage while saving money:

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Join the Team for Clean Streams

City stream cleanups offer safe ways to serve your city while social distancing during the pandemic. Help remove litter from Rockville streams and celebrate Montgomery County Community Service Month by volunteering for a stream cleanup this month. City-sponsored cleanups follow safety guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Student Service

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Fall Lawn Care: A How-To for Healthy Lawns, Hold the Pesticide

This fall is a particularly good time to go organic with your lawn care. The Mayor and Council on April 26 voted unanimously to allow Montgomery County’s pesticide law to apply in the city, effective Jan. 1. The law restricts the use of certain pesticides on private lawns, playgrounds, mulched

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Learn How to Save the Bay Every Day

Rockville is part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Actions we take in our own backyards can have a significant impact on the health, habitat and wildlife of local waterways, and eventually the Chesapeake Bay. Help Rockville celebrate Chesapeake Bay Awareness

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Meet a Rockville Employee: Kina Campbell

Kina Campbell joined the city in April as the new Permit and Inspection Services Division chief, bringing with her more than 25 years of experience in the building permitting and construction industry. We asked her a few questions to get

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