Recycling (home page)
Alan Wilcom, Chief
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, MD 21046
Recycling Program Overview
Paper, cardboard, metal cans, plastics, and glass bottles & jars can be combined all together. A blue cart, bin or see-through bag is all you need. More...
Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-313-6444
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Thanksgiving Day Recycling & Trash
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 (Thursday to Friday, Friday to Saturday). See a detailed slide chart on our Holiday Schedule webpage.
The Alpha Ridge Landfill will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day.
Important yard trim collection changes.
Howard County reminds residents to use paper bags and reusable containers for yard trim. Plastic bags do not break down and actually reduce the quality of the composted material.
What Should I Do With...?
Starting October 1, 2015, events that serve food and drink may have to comply with a new State and County law to provide recycling.
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Feed the Green Bin!
Interested in the green bin collection for food scraps/yard trim? Visit FeedTheGreenBin.org for details about what's accepted and to see if you're in the collection area.
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