Prince George’s and Montgomery counties rank highest in Maryland for keeping trash out of landfills and recycling, new data shows.
The Maryland Department of the Environment released a chart based on waste and recycling numbers in 2013 for all of the state’s counties and Baltimore City.
Prince George’s County had the highest “Waste Diversion Rate” at nearly 65 percent, surpassing its 2012 rate of 54 percent. This percentage is how much trash was kept out of landfills. Washington County came in second with a 62 percent waste diversion rate and Montgomery County was not far behind at 60 percent.