Washington County is in the process of updating its Solid Waste Management and Recycling Plan with a new requirement from the state — that large office buildings have a recycling plan. The proposed change addresses buildings with at least 150,000 square feet of office space.

Planning and Zoning Director Jill Baker said there are three buildings in the county that fit that bill — the Citibank Complex at 14625 Citicorp Drive; Fiserv at 1 Western Maryland Parkway and the Robinwood Professional Center at 11110 Medical Campus Road.

The county Planning Commission agreed to recommend the amendment to the county commissioners, who are tentatively scheduled to hold a public hearing Nov. 17 on the proposed changes, Baker said Monday. Baker said she would be surprised if any of those businesses didn’t have recycling programs already in place.

The proposed text amendment calls for owners of such large office spaces to provide recycling receptacles for paper and cardboard, metals, and plastic materials by Oct. 1, 2021. The owners also are to, when applicable, reach an agreement with tenants regarding who is responsible for carrying out the building’s recycling program.

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Author: Julie E. Greene, Herald-Mail Media
Julie E. Greene, Herald-Mail Media