SUSTAINABLE OCEAN CITY
The Town of Ocean City established a committee called the “Green Team“. This is a group of individuals that are focused on protecting the resources of the community. They also are working to gather information on the specific actions outlined in the Sustainable Maryland Certified Program to get Ocean City Certified Sustainable! This website will highlight all that is being done to be a sustainable community.
Buying Local Why???
- Re-circulate purchasing dollars
- Potentially increases tax revenues
- Enhance the livability of the community
- Brings stability and diversity to the local economy
- Job creation
- Reduction of greenhouse emissions as consumers travel less
Ocean City – Ocean Pines – Berlin
Local Business Directories
Trash to Energy – Recycling
Just a different way of thinking and doing recycling!
Homeowners Guide to the Coastal Bays
This awesome informational publication.
Maryland Coastal Bays Native Plants
Critical Area Landscaping Chart (excel format)
Beach clean ups
Earth Day – April annually
International Coastal Clean Up – September annually
With the development of Wi-Fi enabled thermostats it is important to remember that the old thermostats, many of which contain mercury, should not go into the trash.
With the Town’s “Trash to Energy Program” it is especially important to remember to recycle the thermostats so they are not incinerated.
Mercury was a prominent element in thermostats manufactured before 2006 and it is now actually illegal to sell them in Maryland… see code reference below.
010 Maryland Code
TITLE 6 – TOXIC, CARCINOGENIC, AND FLAMMABLE SUBSTANCES
Subtitle 9 – Mercury
Section 6-905.2 – Sale of thermostat containing mercury prohibited.
6-905.2. Sale of thermostat containing mercury prohibited.
A marketer may not sell or provide a thermostat containing mercury to a consumer.
[2006, ch. 56, § 2.]
Here are two locations where mercury thermostats can be dropped off for recycling:
Shore Distributors, Inc.
Ocean City, MD 21842
R.E. MICHEL COMPANY, INC
9617 STEPHEN DECATUR HWY
BERLIN, MD 21811
Please follow this link to learn more about the recycling program.