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February 2015

Sat, February 7 - Special HHW Day

    There will be a special household hazardous waste drop-off day at Alpha Ridge Landfill (2350 Marriottsville Rd.) from 8am-4pm on Saturday, February 7. For details about what is accepted, please visit our Household Hazardous Waste webpage.

Mon, February 16 - President's Day

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


March 2015

Sat, March 7 - Special HHW Day

    There will be a special household hazardous waste drop-off day at Alpha Ridge Landfill (2350 Marriottsville Rd.) from 8am-4pm on Saturday, March 7. For details about what is accepted, please visit our Household Hazardous Waste webpage.


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.

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 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 9 - 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. 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.

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.


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.


September 2015

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.


October 2015

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.


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.