Whether you have a huge renovation or a small home project, reuse is best! If you can't reuse, recycle your material using the suggestions below. Only as a last resort, dispose items properly.
Check out the EPA's Recommended Practices for Pre-Demolition Removal of Mercury-Containing Devices from Residential Buildings.
For home improvement projects, Howard County residents should bring any Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) material to Alpha Ridge Landfill. Collections are help Saturdays from April-November. See our website for a list of acceptable items.
Before starting any construction/home improvement project, consider whether any material may be salvageable. Check out the EPA's Deconstruction Rapid Assessment Tool for assistance with planning your deconstruction project.
Don't trash good items! There are many opportunities for usable building supplies.
The Loading Dock at Alpha Ridge Landfill (2350 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, 21104) collects new and reusable building materials. You can also drop-off items at The Loading Dock location in Baltimore or call 410-558-3625 to schedule a pickup. Visit www.loadingdock.org for details.
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