Ocean City Partners with Go Green OC in Zero Waste Initiative


The Town of Ocean City is looking at ways to become more green and has announced a partnership with Go Green OC, a local non-profit looking to make Ocean City the first zero-waste resort town in the country. About 30 Ocean City businesses will be taking part – looking to compost 500 to 750,000 pounds of food waste in 2023. Expect events at the Convention Center to move towards zero waste over the next 5 years – with a goal to reduce waste by 90%.

Additional information from Go Green OC:

“We are more than thrilled to be partnering with Ocean City,” said Josh Chamberlain, Founder of Go Green OC. “This partnership will accelerate our goals faster than ever before. In 2023, we should surpass one million pounds of food waste diverted since the inception of our program in 2018 and grow our zero waste goals in tandem with our local allies.”

The town’s leadership is equally excited about this partnership and the impact it will have on the local community and environment.

“Ocean City has always been committed to being a sustainable and responsible community,” said Mayor Rick Meehan. “Our partnership with Go Green OC takes that commitment to the next level. We are excited to lead the way in promoting sustainability and supporting Go Green OC in their efforts to make Ocean City the first zero waste resort town in the United States.”

This partnership represents a significant step towards a more sustainable future for Ocean City and demonstrates the town’s commitment to preserving the environment for future generations. The initiative is also expected to serve as a model for other communities across the country.

“We’ve been striving towards this goal for years, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with Ocean City and our local allies, including Maryland Coastal Bays, Assateague Coastal Trust, Sierra Club Lower Eastern Shore Group, Surfrider Foundation – OCMD, and Ocean City Surf Club,” said Garvey Heiderman, Director of Compost Operations at Go Green OC. “Together, we’re committed to achieving a zero-waste Ocean City and promoting sustainability in our community.”