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    WMRA Elkridge Recycling Processor 

      Schedule a tour of Waste Management Recycle America located at 7175 Kit Kat Road in Elkridge. Please note this tour is only available for people 18 and older. This tour lasts about an hour. Tours are scheduled as requested and must be groups of at least 6, with a maximum of 13. If you are not able to form a group, you can be added to an existing tour. Call 410-313-6444 for a tour schedule.

    WMRA Capital Heights Recycling Processor 

      Schedule a tour of Waste Management Recycle America located in Capital Heights. This is the sister facility to the processor in Elkridge, but has a viewing platform that's great for kids of all ages. This facility is located at 1000 Ritchie Road, Capital Heights, 20743 and the phone number to schedule a tour is 301-499-1707.

    Alpha Ridge Landfill Tour 

      Schedule a tour of Alpha Ridge Landfill. A Recycling Coordinator will guide your group around Alpha Ridge Landfill Residents' Convenience Area to discuss what is collected and what happens to all those items. Many things are reused or recycled, but trash is collected too. The group may also tour the Compost Demo Area and Transfer Building. This tour is great for scout groups trying to earn badges/patches. Did you know most of Howard County's trash is exported to a landfill in VA? Call 410-313-6444 to schedule.

    Pilot Compost Facility at Alpha Ridge Landfill 

      Howard County has constructed a pilot project to produce quality compost. Please check our News and Upcoming Events page for dates or watch the electronic marquee at Alpha Ridge Landfill. More information about this new facility can be found on the Pilot Compost facility webpage.

    Recycling Presentation 

      Schedule a recycling presentation. A Recycling Coordinator will discuss the ins and outs of recycling, as well as provide an inside look at what happens to all those things we recycle. Here's the video if you'd like to check it out! Call 410-313-6444 to schedule.