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2015 Monthly E-Newsletters

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March 2015

Mon, March 30 - Yard Trim Collection Resumes

    Curbside collection of yard trim will resume the first week in April. Residents can recycle yard trim at Alpha Ridge Landfill year-round. Note: Residents in the food scrap collection area receive yard trim/food scrap collection year-round.


April 2015

Fri, April 3 - Good Friday

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

Weds, April 8 – 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, April 11 – 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, April 18 - GreenFest

    Come to 8th annual HC GreenFest at the Howard Community College on April 18th from 10am to 4pm. Last year’s event drew more than 3,000 attendees and featured nearly 90 commercial and non-profit vendors with information about how to live a more ecologically-sound lifestyle. The theme for 2015 is "Living With Wildlife", but vendors and workshops will be featured that highlight all aspects of a green lifestyle. NOTE: The shredding event will be offered April 25th (see below). Learn more at www.hcgreenfest.org.

Sat, April 18 – Compost 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.

Sat, April 25 - Shredding Event

    Due to popular demand and feedback from residents, we will be holding the spring shredding event the weekend AFTER GreenFest on Saturday, April 25th. This event will be held at the Meadowbrook Park & Ride from 9am to 1pm (rain or shine). Howard County residents may bring up to 3 bags or boxes of paper to be shredded. Please visit our shredding website to learn about what shredding actually does to the paper.


May 2015

Sat, May 2 – 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, May 9 – 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, May 11 - Compost Demo

    There will be a Master Gardener compost demonstration in the Enchanted Garden at the Miller Branch Library from 7pm-8:30pm. Email mgcompostdemo@verizon.net for questions and details. 

Weds, May 13 – Compost Demo

    There will be a Master Gardener compost demonstration near the Schooley Mill Park horse ring at 7pm. An indoor red worm composting demonstration will also be offered. Email mgcompostdemo@verizon.net for questions and details.

Sat, May 16 - Shredding Event

    New! There will be a shredding event for Howard County residents at the Glenwood Community Center (2400 Rt 97) from 9am to 1pm, or whenever the truck is full. Residents may bring up to 3 bags or boxes of paper to be shredded onsite and this event will be rain or shine. Please visit our shredding website to learn  about what shredding actually does to the paper.

Sat, May 16 – 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

Sat, May 23 – Compost 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.

Mon, May 25 - Memorial Day

    There will be NO COLLECTIONS on Monday, May 25th for Memorial 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 Memorial Day. See a detailed slide chart on our Holiday Schedule webpage.


June 2015

Mon, June 1 - Compost Demo

    There will be a Master Gardener compost demonstration in the Enchanted Garden at the Miller Branch Library from 7pm-8:30pm. Email mgcompostdemo@verizon.net for questions and details. 

Sat, June 6 - Rain Barrel Demo

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

Weds, June 10 – Compost Demo

    There will be a Master Gardener compost demonstration near the Schooley Mill Park horse ring at 7pm. An indoor red worm composting demonstration will also be offered. Email mgcompostdemo@verizon.net for questions and details.

Sat, June 13 – Compost Demos

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

Sat, June 20 – 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

Mon, June 22 - Compost Demo

    There will be a Master Gardener compost demonstration in the Enchanted Garden at the Miller Branch Library from 7pm-8:30pm. Email mgcompostdemo@verizon.net for questions and details. 


July 2015

Fri, July 3 & Sat, July 4 - Independence Day 

    While County offices will be closed in observance of Independence Day, there will be NORMAL curbside collection on Friday, July 3. The Alpha Ridge Landfill will be CLOSED on Friday, July 3.

Weds, July 8 – Compost Demo

    There will be a Master Gardener compost demonstration near the Schooley Mill Park horse ring at 7pm. An indoor red worm composting demonstration will also be offered. Email mgcompostdemo@verizon.net for questions and details.

Sat, July 11 – Compost Demos

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

Sat, July 18 – Compost Demo & 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 rain barrel demonstration at Alpha Ridge Landfill from 9-11am (ongoing). Howard County residents are eligible to receive, from the County 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, July 20 - Compost Demo

    There will be a Master Gardener compost demonstration in the Enchanted Garden at the Miller Branch Library from 7pm-8:30pm. Email mgcompostdemo@verizon.net for questions and details. 


August 2015

Sat, August 1 – 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, August 8 – 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, August 10 - Compost Demo

    There will be a Master Gardener compost demonstration in the Enchanted Garden at the Miller Branch Library from 7pm-8:30pm. Email mgcompostdemo@verizon.net for questions and details. 

Weds, August 12 – Compost Demo

    There will be a Master Gardener compost demonstration near the Schooley Mill Park horse ring at 7pm. An indoor red worm composting demonstration will also be offered. Email mgcompostdemo@verizon.net for questions and details.

Sat, Aug 15 – 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


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 Memorial 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 Memorial 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 Meadowbrook Park & Ride 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.