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2016 Monthly E-Newsletters
Mon, February 15 - Presidents Day
There will be REGULAR COLLECTIONS on Presidents Day. See a list of affected holidays on our Holiday Schedule webpage. The Alpha Ridge Landfill will be open 8am to 4pm.
Sat, March 5 - Special HHW Day
There will be a special drop-off day at Alpha Ridge Landfill (2350 Marriottsville Road) for household hazardous waste from 8am to 4pm. What can I bring for drop-off?
Fri, April 1 - Curbside Yard Trim Collection Resumes
Please remember that curbside yard trim collection runs from the first week in April through the third week in January. For 2016, yard trim collection will resume April 1, 2016. NOTE: Households participating in our Feed The Green Bin program will receive year-round yard trim and food scrap collection.
Sat, April 16 - GreenFest
Join us for the 9th annual Howard County GreenFest held at the Howard County Community College on Little Patuxent Parkway. Buy Local, Eat Local, Be Local! at this FREE family event held from 10am to 4pm (rain or shine). Back by popular demand, paper shredding will be offered as well as many other donation and recycling opportunities. Visit HCGreenFest.org for details!
Sat, April 23 - Shredding Event
Howard County residents can bring up to 3 bags or boxes of paper to be shredded on-site at the Gary Arthur Community Center in Glenwood. This event will be held rain or shine from 9am to 1pm (or until trucks are full). Looking through your paper to shred did you come across some interesting finds? You're not alone! Visit our shredding webpage to learn about items that aren't accepted at this shredding event.