Bureau of Environmental Services

Christmas and New Year's Slide Schedule

There will be no curbside collection on Tuesday, December 25 and Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Tuesday through Friday collection of recycling, yard trim and trash will slide and be made one day later both weeks. The Alpha Ridge Landfill will close early at 2:00 pm on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24th and will be CLOSED on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. County offices will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.


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