Tiaa Rutherford

Tiaa Rutherford, Prince George’s County’s Litter Reduction Program Manager,  who also responds to the affectionate title of “Trash Czar,” is a Regional Environmental Champion.

Tiaa oversees the county’s efforts to reduce the amount of plastic and other debris in the Anacostia River and meet the goals of the county’s stormwater discharge permit under the Clean Water Act.

She is also working to increase the number of “Big Belly” trash compactors at high-litter locations in order to make it easier for county residents and visitors to dispose of recyclables and trash in separate containers. Twenty-nine Big Belly systems have been installed to date, and it is anticipated that 75 will be in use by the end of 2021.


 

Tiaa Rutherford