The following were among items considered at Tuesday's meeting of the Prince George's County Council. For more information, call 952-5182.
ANIMAL LICENSES -- Legislation was introduced to change the licensing age for dogs and cats in the county from 4 to 6 months. The change is proposed because lower license fees are charged for spayed or neutered animals and young puppies and kittens should not be neutered before they are six months old.
RECYCLING -- Department of Environmental Resources officials told the council that about 69 percent of county residents are now voluntarily recycling their trash -- separating bottles, aluminum cans and newspapers for curbside pickup -- under the county's voluntary pilot recycling program begun last June.
In west Laurel, 95 percent of the residents recycle, officials said.
However, only 20 percent of the county businesses recycle while producing half of the county's waste. Despite the low business participation, staffers recommended keeping the commercial recycling program voluntary. They said they expect the number of businesses recycling will increase as they become aware of the county's recyling plan.
TAXIDERMY -- Councilmember Kirwan Wineland introduced legislation removing taxidermists from the list of approved home occupations and confining the practice only to commercial or industrial zones. Currently taxidermy is included among such approved home occupations as clerical work, eletrolysis and small retail businesses.