September 27, 2013

Yard Trim Composting Facility Earns Coveted Certification for High Level of Environmental Management; Second Such Facility in US to Receive Certification

The County’s Yard Trim Composting Facility in Dickerson has received the coveted ISO 14001:2004 certification for its environmental management system from American Systems Registrar (ASR), an internationally accredited environmental management systems firm.

The certification indicates that the facility operators and employees consistently consider the environmental aspects of their activities, identify and mitigate environmental impacts and continuously strive to improve their environmental performance.

According to the US Composting Council and the Independent Association of Accredited Registrars, Montgomery County’s Yard Trim Composting Facility is only the second of its type in the US with an ISO 14001-certified environmental management system.

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