Landfill Collection Charges/Waste Hauling

All commercial vehicles delivering solid waste to the Howard County Sanitary landfill are required to purchase a nontransferable commercial landfill permit at an annual charge; no commercial vehicles will be permitted to use the landfill facilities without a permit. All permits are valid for the period from July 1st through June 30th.

All permitted commercial vehicles are required to display their permit on the driver's side of the vehicle, so that the permit may be easily read by Howard County landfill personnel when the vehicle approaches the truck scales at the landfill. Commercial permits may be purchased at the landfill or by sending a completed application with the appropriate fees to the:

Department of Finance
PO Box 2748
Ellicott City, MD 21041-2748
ATTN: Landfill Account

Download the landfill commercial permit

Howard County Director of Finance is a third party billing center. The Alpha Ridge Center generates the invoices, and detail. The Department of Finance compiles the billing and any necessary additional information.

Howard County Alpha Ridge Landfill will implement a rate structure on an annual basis. Please refer to link below for full fee schedule.

Initial deposit required to establish a landfill account is $200 and may be adjusted periodically based on usage.

The minimum billing per transaction is $18.

Late payment penalty assessed on the last County work day of the month following the month on which charges are billed, at a rate of $5 or 2% of unpaid balance - whichever is greater -for every 30 days the balance is overdue. All statements will indicate the penalty date. All payments received will be applied to penalties first, and then principle balance.

Returned Check Fee is $35.

Full Fee Schedule

Mail payment to:

Department of Finance
PO Box 2748
Ellicott City, MD 21041-2748

Make check payable to: Director of Finance, Howard County

Make payments online:

Questions regarding billing should be directed to the Miscellaneous Billing Division at (410) 313-3258, fax number (410) 313-3293.