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HHW Drop-Off Days

Household Hazardous Waste drop-off is on Saturdays only at the Alpha Ridge Landfill from 8am to 4pm (April - November). More...


Feed the Green Bin

Residents in our Feed The Green Bin program can now add meats, fats and dairy to their green collection carts. Learn more on our Feed The Green Bin webpage. 


Yard Trim - No Plastic Bags

Collection crews will not pick-up yard trim in any type of plastic bags.  Learn more about this change.

August


    Sat, August 26 - Goodwill at ARL

      There will be a Goodwill truck at Alpha Ridge Landfill, 2350 Marriottsville Road, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 9am to 3:30pm. Visit Goodwill's website for details about the new and used items they will accept. Keep those items out of the landfill and give them another life!

September


    Mon, September 4 - Labor Day

      There will be NO COLLECTIONS on Monday, Sept 4 in observance of Labor Day. All collections of recycling, yard trim and trash will slide and be made one day later that week. The Alpha Ridge Landfill will be closed. County offices will be closed. For more details about the holiday slide, please visit our Holiday Collections webpage.


    Sat, September 9 - Goodwill at ARL

      There will be a Goodwill truck at Alpha Ridge Landfill, 2350 Marriottsville Road, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 9am to 3:30pm. Visit Goodwill's website for details about the new and used items they will accept. Keep those items out of the landfill and give them another life!


    Sat, September 9 - Compost Demo at Miller Branch Library


    Sat, September 16 - Compost Demo at ARL

      There will be a compost demonstration from 9am to 11am at the Alpha Ridge Landfill gazebo near the entrance. FREE compost bins will be available for Howard County residents. Here is the complete Master Gardener demonstration schedule.


    Sat, September 23 - Goodwill at ARL

      There will be a Goodwill truck at Alpha Ridge Landfill, 2350 Marriottsville Road, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 9am to 3:30pm. Visit Goodwill's website for details about the new and used items they will accept. Keep those items out of the landfill and give them another life!


    Sat, September 23 - Compost Demo at Miller Branch Library

October


    Sat, October 7 - Compost Demos

      There will be a compost demonstration at the Miller Branch Library in the Enchanted Garden from 10:30am to 12pm. There will be a compost demonstration from 11am to 1pm in the parking lot of the Robinson Nature Center. There will be no fee for the demonstration. Here is the complete Master Gardener demonstration schedule.


    Mon, October 9 - Columbus Day

      There will be REGULAR collections on Monday, October 9. The Alpha Ridge Landfill will be OPEN. County offices will be CLOSED. Visit our Holiday Collections webpage for more details.


    Sat, October 14 - Goodwill at ARL

      There will be a Goodwill truck at Alpha Ridge Landfill, 2350 Marriottsville Road, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 9am to 3:30pm. Visit Goodwill's website for details about the new and used items they will accept. Keep those items out of the landfill and give them another life!


    Sat, October 21 - Shredding Event

      Howard County residents can bring up to 3 bags or boxes of paper from 9am to 1pm (or until the trucks are full) to the Long Gate Park and Ride Lot, 5000 Meadowbrook Lane, Ellicott City, MD. This event will be held rain or shine. Here are some paper shredding tips...


    Sat, October 21 - Compost Demos

      There will be a compost demonstration from 9am to 11am at the Alpha Ridge Landfill gazebo near the entrance. FREE compost bins will be available for Howard County residents. There will also be a demonstration at the Miller Branch Library in the Enchanted Garden from 10:30am to 12pm. Here is the complete Master Gardener demonstration schedule.


    Sat, October 28 - Shredding Event

      Howard County residents can bring up to 3 bags or boxes of paper from 10am to 2pm (or until the trucks are full) to the Gary Arthur Community Center at Glenwood, 2400 State Route 97, Cooksville, MD. This event will be held rain or shine. Here are some paper shredding tips...


    Sat, October 28 - Goodwill at ARL

      There will be a Goodwill truck at Alpha Ridge Landfill, 2350 Marriottsville Road, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 9am to 3:30pm. Visit Goodwill's website for details about the new and used items they will accept. Keep those items out of the landfill and give them another life!


    Sat, October 28 - National Drug Take-Back Day

      The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications. Search for a drop-off location near you.

November


    Fri, Nov 10 - Veterans Day

      There will be REGULAR collections on Friday, November 10. The Alpha Ridge Landfill will be OPEN on Friday. County offices will be CLOSED on Friday. For more information about holiday collections, visit our Holiday Collection webpage.


    Sat, Nov 11 - Goodwill at ARL

      There will be a Goodwill truck at Alpha Ridge Landfill, 2350 Marriottsville Road, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 9am to 3:30pm. Visit Goodwill's website for details about the new and used items they will accept. Keep those items out of the landfill and give them another life!


    Thurs, Nov 23 - Thanksgiving

      There will be NO COLLECTIONS on Thursday, November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. Thursday and Friday collections of recycling, yard trim and trash will slide and be made one day later that week. The Alpha Ridge Landfill will be closed on Thursday. County offices will be closed Thursday and Friday of that week. For more information about holiday collections, visit our Holiday Collection webpage.


    Sat, Nov 25 - Goodwill at ARL

      There will be a Goodwill truck at Alpha Ridge Landfill, 2350 Marriottsville Road, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 9am to 3:30pm. Visit Goodwill's website for details about the new and used items they will accept. Keep those items out of the landfill and give them another life!

December


    Sat, Dec 9 - Goodwill at ARL

      There will be a Goodwill truck at Alpha Ridge Landfill, 2350 Marriottsville Road, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 9am to 3:30pm. Visit Goodwill's website for details about the new and used items they will accept. Keep those items out of the landfill and give them another life!


    Sat, Dec 23 - Goodwill at ARL

      There will be a Goodwill truck at Alpha Ridge Landfill, 2350 Marriottsville Road, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 9am to 3:30pm. Visit Goodwill's website for details about the new and used items they will accept. Keep those items out of the landfill and give them another life!


    Mon, Dec 25 - Christmas Day

      There will be NO COLLECTIONS on Monday, December 25 in observance of Christmas Day. All collections of recycling, yard trim and trash will slide and be made one day later that week. The Alpha Ridge Landfill and County offices will be closed on Monday. For more information about holiday collections, visit our Holiday Collection webpage.