WasteNot! Frederick is a grassroots effort of citizens in Frederick County, Maryland.
Our mission is to educate citizens about diverting solid waste in an environmentally sound and economically responsible manner, emphasizing reduction, reuse, recycling, and composting. We encourage public/private partnerships to achieve effective resource recovery in accordance with Zero Waste concepts and practices.
Frederick County’s current waste reduction efforts are growing, but are still in their infancy. There has been serious discussion within local government of building an incinerator to burn the excesses of waste currently being produced. As a community effort, WasteNot! Frederick is making the case for greater and more creative efforts in waste diversion and is working closely with local businesses and incoming community leaders to develop more sensible and sustainable alternatives to managing waste.
“Zero Waste means designing and managing products and processes to reduce the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them. Implementing Zero Waste will eliminate all discharges to land, water or air that may be a threat to planetary, human, animal or plant health.” (www.zwia.org)
2011 Frederick Festival of the Arts – its Greenest Yet
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For the third year, WasteNot Frederick has set up recycling stations for environmental as well as cultural enlightenment.
“It is the first year for composting,” said Keith Lasoya of Waste Neutral, an organic hauling and composting company.
The Frederick Arts Council, which coordinates the arts festival along Carroll Creek Linear Park, and WasteNot Frederick pooled their resources to utilize Waste Neutral.
“It is exciting to see it here,” Lasoya said, “Especially since the mayor is looking into compost collection in the Historic District.”
Karin Tome, a volunteer for WasteNot Frederick, said there are eight stations at the festival, each with bins for food waste, recyclables and trash.
Sally Sorbello, another WasteNot volunteer, said more than half a dozen food vendors agreed to use compostable serviceware.
“Each one has a sign on their stand,” Sorbello said.
The move, the volunteers said, is to educate people to think about green initiatives wherever they are.”
- Art, music, more offered at annual festival
- Festival looks to cut down on trash
- 2011 Frederick Festival of the Arts to be its Greenest Yet
2010 WasteNot! Expo deemed a Success!!
Zero Waste: What it is and how it works
The 2010 WasteNOT! Expo was held at the Evangelical Reformed Church, United Church of Christ at 15 W. Church Street, in downtown Frederick on Saturday, May 1 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Individuals, families, business owners, community leaders (and everyone else!) participated a fun and informative afternoon full of exhibits and short presentations on how to do business or live your life in a more sustainable way.
Our theme, "Zero Waste: What it is and how it works" emphasized how we can save money, energy, and the environment through zero waste practices. There was a strong subtext of business savings. Vendors discussed how they work to encourage and implement sustainable practices.