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2015 Monthly E-Newsletters

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September 2015

Sat, September 5 – Compost Demo & Rain Barrel Demo

    There will be a Master Gardener compost demonstration in the Enchanted Garden at the Miller Branch Library from 10am-12pm. Email mgcompostdemo@verizon.net for questions and details.

    There will be a rain barrel demonstration at Alpha Ridge Landfill from 9-11am (ongoing). Howard County residents are eligible to receive a free 55-gal. plastic barrel with cut-outs for fittings, to be used for a rain barrel. Residents must buy fittings and assemble the rain barrel. Here is an information sheet 

Mon, September 7 - Labor Day

    There will be NO COLLECTIONS on Labor Day. All recycling, yard trim and trash collections will slide and be made one day later that week. The Alpha Ridge Landfill will be CLOSED on Labor Day. See a detailed slide chart on our Holiday Schedule webpage.

Weds, September 9 – Compost Demo

    There will be a Master Gardener compost demonstration near the Schooley Mill Park horse ring at 6pm. An indoor red worm composting demonstration will also be offered. Email mgcompostdemo@verizon.net for questions and details.

Sat, September 12 – Compost Demo

    There will be a Master Gardener compost demonstration near the Centennial Park boat launch (not boat rental) at 9am. Email mgcompostdemo@verizon.net for questions and details.

Sat, September 19 – Compost Demos & Rain Barrel Demo

    There will be a Master Gardener compost demonstration in the Enchanted Garden at the Miller Branch Library from 10am-12pm. Email mgcompostdemo@verizon.net for questions and details.

    There will be an ongoing Master Gardener compost demonstration at the Alpha Ridge Landfill (2350 Marriottsville Road) from 9am-11am. Howard County residents can pick up a free backyard compost bin. Email mgcompostdemo@verizon.net for questions and details.

    There will be a rain barrel demonstration at Alpha Ridge Landfill from 9-11am (ongoing). Howard County residents are eligible to receive a free 55-gal. plastic barrel with cut-outs for fittings, to be used for a rain barrel. Residents must buy fittings and assemble the rain barrel. Here is an information sheet 


October 2015

Sat, October 3 – Compost Demo & Rain Barrel Demo

    There will be a Master Gardener compost demonstration in the Enchanted Garden at the Miller Branch Library from 10am-12pm. Email mgcompostdemo@verizon.net for questions and details.

    There will be a rain barrel demonstration at Alpha Ridge Landfill from 9-11am (ongoing). Howard County residents are eligible to receive a free 55-gal. plastic barrel with cut-outs for fittings, to be used for a rain barrel. Residents must buy fittings and assemble the rain barrel. Here is an information sheet 

Sat, October 10 – Compost Demo

    There will be a Master Gardener compost demonstration near the Centennial Park boat launch (not boat rental) at 9am. Email mgcompostdemo@verizon.net for questions and details.

Mon, October 12 - Columbus Day

    There will be NORMAL collections on Columbus Day. The Alpha Ridge Landfill will be open 8am to 4pm.

Sat, October 17 - Shredding Event

    The fall shredding event will once again be held at the Long Gate Park & Ride (exit 1A off of Route 100) from 9am to 1pm (rain or shine). Howard County residents may bring up to 3 bags or boxes of paper to be shredded on-site. Please visit our shredding website to learn about what shredding actually does to the paper.

Sat, October 17 – Compost Demos & Rain Barrel Demo

    There will be an ongoing Master Gardener compost demonstration at the Alpha Ridge Landfill (2350 Marriottsville Road) from 9am-11am. Howard County residents can pick up a free backyard compost bin. Email mgcompostdemo@verizon.net for questions and details.

    There will be a Master Gardener compost demonstration in the Robinson Nature Center parking lot (no fee required) from 10am-12pm. Email mgcompostdemo@verizon.net for questions and details.

    There will be a rain barrel demonstration at Alpha Ridge Landfill from 9-11am (ongoing). Howard County residents are eligible to receive a free 55-gal. plastic barrel with cut-outs for fittings, to be used for a rain barrel. Residents must buy fittings and assemble the rain barrel. Here is an information sheet 


November 2015

Tues, November 11 - Veteran's Day

    There will be NO COLLECTIONS on Veteran's Day. Tuesday through Friday recycling, yard trim and trash collections will slide and be made one day later that week. The Alpha Ridge Landfill will be CLOSED on Veteran's Day. See a detailed slide chart on our Holiday Schedule webpage.

Thurs, November 26 - Thanksgiving Day

    There will be NO COLLECTIONS on Thanksgiving Day. Thursday and Friday recycling, yard trim and trash collections will slide and be made one day later that week. The Alpha Ridge Landfill will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day. See a detailed slide chart on our Holiday Schedule webpage.


December 2015

Fri, December 25 - Christmas Day

    There will be NO COLLECTIONS on Christmas Day. Friday recycling, yard trim and trash collection will slide and be made on Saturday for that week. The Alpha Ridge Landfill will be CLOSED on Christmas Day. See a detailed slide chart on our Holiday Schedule webpage.


January 2016

Fri, January 1 - New Year's Day

    There will be NO COLLECTIONS on New Year's Day. Friday recycling, yard trim and trash collection will slide and be made on Saturday for that week. The Alpha Ridge Landfill will be CLOSED on New Year's Day. See a detailed slide chart on our Holiday Schedule webpage.