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August 27, 2013

News Briefs - 08/28/2013

FSU will offer community service

FROSTBURG — The Frostburg State University United Campus Ministry and FSU Volunteer Services will hold a Change Your World community service day in Frostburg in recognition of Oct. 12 as World Service Day.

Neighborhood Friends Care, affiliated with the Foundation for Frostburg, will set up sites to be serviced where elderly and disabled residents can receive help.

Anyone in the Frostburg area who needs a service request application can contact Chaplain Cindy Zirlott at Forms must be returned by Sept 17. All work to be done by students and faculty is free.


Garrett recycling plan to be discussed

OAKLAND — The Garrett County Solid Waste and Recycling office will review a proposed amendment to its 10-year solid waste management plan at a public meeting Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. in the commissioners meeting room of the courthouse.

The plan will be amended to comply with legislation that requires owners of apartment buildings or condominiums that have 10 or more units to provide recycling to their tenants by Oct. 1, 2014.

House Bill 1 requires the recycling of metal, plastic and glass containers and paper. The property owners must provide for the removal of these materials.

County staff will discuss the impact on owners and tenants and will answer questions during the public meeting.

A copy of the draft language for the amendment is available at, at the landfill office and at the Grantsville branch of the Ruth Enlow Library.

Comments may be emailed to or call 301-387-0322.

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