• Meet Breeze, the Hyattsville dog that recycles

    HYATTSVILLE, Md. — The charming smile on Breeze’s face might make it easy to imagine she has a social conscience, but the truth is, she just likes plastic. The end result? A lot of plastic bottles are getting recycled.…

  • Officials investigating fire at Salisbury recycling facility

    SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Fire officials are investigating a fire that broke out at a recycling facility in Salisbury. Assistant Chief of the Salisbury Fire Department Jim Gladwell says it took crews several hours to…

  • Save money on back-to-school gadgets with upcycled versions

    WASHINGTON — One of the best kept secrets in the geek world is cheap, reliable, recycled electronics. Although some consumers might question the effectiveness of refurbished electronics, the industry is closely regulated. “Buyers can really…

  • Frederick won’t increase recycling service pickups

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Recycling trucks won’t be going out any more frequently in Frederick. The Frederick News Post ( ) reports the city’s Board of Aldermen on Wednesday decided it wouldn’t be worth it…

  • Va. alcohol agency touts recycling efforts

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is touting its recycling efforts. The agency says last year it recycled more than 425 tons of cardboard, 23 tons of shrink wrap, 75…

  • Old gadget: Sell it, toss it, recycle it?

    Since tech experts say the future is mobile, the number of personal electronic devices will leap exponentially. But what does that mean for the flood of quickly-outdated devices?

  • Shower recycles water and saves energy (Video)

    A shower system that works much like an ornamental fountain apparently can save a lot of water.

  • Earth Day resolutions: How ‘green’ are you, really?

    How \”green\” are you, really? Earth Day is a great time to renew your commitment to do your best to reduce your personal carbon footprint — and save money in the process.

  • Two feats, one goal: A world record

    Big and small. Dirty or somewhat clean. Pink, orange, grey or white. These smelly items combined to make one great feat in Washington, D.C. Tuesday.

  • Tree composting, curbside schedules released

    Area counties release their curbside pickup
    schedules for Christmas trees and where residents
    can take their trees for composting.

  • Your junk could be worth something online

    Items taking up space in your house — everything from your broken espresso machine to your grandparents old furniture — could be worth a little cash.