Bureau of Environmental Services

Thanksgiving Slide Schedule

There will be NO CURBSIDE COLLECTIONS on Thursday, November 22. Thursday and Friday curbside collections of recycling, yard trim and trash will slide and be made one day later (Monday-Wednesday will remain as regularly scheduled). The Alpha Ridge Landfill will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving. County offices will be closed Thursday and Friday.


Mark DeLuca, Chief
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 514
Columbia, MD 21046


Employees operate the County landfill, implement and manage recycling programs, oversee residential curbside collections and administer stormwater management.

Mission Statement: Advancing environmental responsibility through responsive solutions and service.


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Mark DeLuca - Chief, Bureau of Environmental Services
(410) 313-6444

Jeff Dannis - Chief, Operations Division (Alpha Ridge Landfill) 
(410) 313-6419

Mark Kreis - Chief, Collections Division
(410) 313-6444

Alan Wilcom - Chief, Recycling Division
(410) 313-6433

Mark S. Richmond, P.E. - Chief, Stormwater Management Division
(410) 313-6413