Alpha Ridge Landfill - More Details

2350 Marriottsville Road,
Marriottsville, MD 21104


From Route 29, take Interstate 70 West to exit 83 (Marriottsville Road North), turn right on Marriottsville Road, the landfill entrance is the on the left.

Alternate route: take Route 40 West to Marriottsville Road, turn right on Marriottsville Road, the landfill entrance is the on the left.


Alpha Ridge Landfill accepts both residential and commercial waste, including recyclables, generated in Howard County ONLY. There are several signs located throughout the landfill and Residents' Convenience Center that tell you what materials are to be placed in the appropriate container or trailer.

When in doubt, please don't hesitate to ask one of our landfill staff members.

Remember, recycle today ... save tomorrow!

Residential Disposal

Howard County residents may dispose of household trash, recyclable materials and household hazardous waste. Residents using the landfill are required to show their driver's licenses as proof of residence in Howard County each time they enter the landfill.


(1) using vehicles that exceed 3/4 ton capacity, or
(2) using commercially marked vehicles, or
(3) using rental vehicles, or
(4) disposing unusually large quantities of household trash

may be required to apply for a Special Exception, which will include a trash screening process.

Residents disposing of construction, demolition and home improvement waste will be charged the commercial tip fee ($4 per 100 pounds or $80/ton); items include carpet, treated lumber, drywall etc. Fees will be charged for deliveries mixed with household waste.

Howard County residents may also deposit UNLIMITED QUANTITIES OF RECYCLABLES at the Convenience Center.

Commercial Haulers

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

NOTE: As of July 1, 2015 the Commercial Solid Waste tip fee will be $80 per ton.