slide scheduleThanksgiving Holiday Closure & Collection Changes

There will be NO CURBSIDE COLLECTIONS on Thursday, November 26th in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

Thursday and Friday curbside collections of recycling, yard trim, food scraps and trash will slide and be made one day later that week. Bulk item collection will slide with trash collection. Scrap metal collection will remain as scheduled and will not slide. Please place all items out by 6am to ensure collection. Please see our Holiday Slide Schedule for more details.

County offices will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th. The Alpha Ridge Landfill will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 26th.

COVID-19 Updates


The Bureau of Environmental Services office is currently closed to the public. 

The Alpha Ridge Landfill is open with modified operations.


Face coverings are required. Please continue to practice social distancing (6 ft)
Organic material sales resume. Credit card ONLY (no cash, check or debit)


This page is monitored and updated daily. Last update 8/30/20.

Bureau of Environmental Services


Mark DeLuca, Bureau of Environmental Services Chief

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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Howard County's Solid Waste Management Plan 2014-2024