Trash Free Resource Library


Looking to learn more about trash?

Our resource library is here to help you understand the waste we generate and activities you can do to help reduce waste, become mindful about the waste you create, and how to properly dispose of that waste. Let’s work together to take action for clean land, safe water and healthy lives.

This library will be updated periodically with new information we find that can help our community reduce waste from entering our beautiful Potomac River Watershed.




  • Composting
  • Create an at Home Hazardous Waste Bins – Here are some ideas
    • Batteries, Chemicals, Light Bulbs, Electronics (wires, phones, computers)
  • Reduce Paper Waste
    • Research bidets
    • Try audio or electronic books
    • Check out Rocketbook


Documentary Suggestions:


Recycling Programs


Decomposition Rates:


Reading Suggestions:

  • Unstoppable by Bill Nye
  • The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
  • How to Raise a Wild Child by Scott D. Sampson
  • Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
  • Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia by Miranda Paul
  • The Nature Principle by Richard Louv
  • The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony