This guide to what is recyclable by the City of Mount Rainier, what is not recyclable, and what can be recycled at other nearby locations was last updated in July 2018. You can also download a printable version of the guide here. Did you know the average Marylander generates 6 pounds of waste each day? …
In 2017 the Green Team conducted an internal survey to ensure we were heading in the direction the Team as a whole felt was appropriate. Here is a link to the report. 2017 Green Team Membership Survey Results
On August 5, 2016 a representative from the Mt Rainier Green Team conducted a walkthrough of Mt Rainier City hall in order to find ways to improve the sustainability of City Hall operations. Here is a link to the report - City Hall Sustainability Walkthrough Recommendations.
Nick Ryugo (Chesapeake Conservation Corps/Sustainable Maryland) worked with The Green Team to examine the Government of the City of Mount Rainier's carbon footprint. This was the second assessment of the city's municipal carbon footprint. You can read the report here - Carbon Footprint Report
The Green Team examined the environmental and financial benefits of replacing street lights in Mount Rainier with LEDs. You can read the report here - Street Light Replacement Report.
At the 2017 Snow Symposium the Green Team gave a presentation on more environmentally friendly ways to remove snow and ice during winter storms. Here is the presentation - Green Home De-Icing.
In February 2016, the Green Team developed a Bicycle Master Plan for the City that was later adopted by the the City Council. You can read the report here - Mount Rainier Bicycle Master Plan.
In 2013 the Green Team helped put together a green infrastructure plan for the City of Mount Rainier. You can read it here - Mount Rainier Green Infrastructure Plan.
An analysis of the financial benefits of switching to rolling recycling carts. Mt Rainier Rolling Recycling Bin Analysis. 2018 Update: some cost numbers have shifted since analysis was completed.
Here is a link to recommendations from the Green Team to the City of Mount Rainier concerning Green Purchasing Policies - Green Purchasing Policy Report..