News and Upcoming Events

ARL - Flood Related Update

Howard County residents bringing storm related construction debris (e.g. drywall, framing, wood molding, carpet, padding, etc.) brick, block, rock or dirt/soil to the Alpha Ridge Landfill must cross the scales. There will be NO CHARGE for residents to dispose of these items through Tuesday, July 3. However, there will be a fee for contractors disposing material at the Alpha Ridge Landfill.

Curbside bulk trash pickup can be scheduled for items such as furniture and other household items destroyed by the storm. Please contact the Bureau of Environmental Services at 410-313-6444 to schedule collection.


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Compost Demos

Attend a compost demo for how-to advice by Howard County Master Gardeners. Feed your garden organically, recycle kitchen scraps and yard trimmings and improve your soil's health! FREE compost bins for Howard County residents.


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.

June


    Sat, June 23 - Alpha Ridge Landfill Events

      Household hazardous waste drop off day at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on SATURDAYS ONLY from 8am to 4pm. Details about what is accepted.

      There will be a Goodwill truck at Alpha Ridge Landfill, 2350 Marriottsville Road, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 9am to 3:30pm (and every Monday too!). 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, June 23 - Compost Demo at Glenwood Branch Library


    Mon, June 25 - Compost Demo at Miller Branch Library


    Sat, June 30 - Alpha Ridge Landfill HHW Drop-off


    Sat, June 30 - Compost Demo at Miller Branch Library


July


    Weds, July 4 - Independence Day

      There will be NO COLLECTION on Wednesday, July 4. Wednesday through Friday collection 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.


    Sat, July 7 - Alpha Ridge Landfill Events

      Household hazardous waste drop off day at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on SATURDAYS ONLY from 8am to 4pm. Details about what is accepted.

      There will be a compost and rain barrel demonstration from 9am to 11am at the Alpha Ridge Landfill gazebo near the entrance. FREE compost bins will be available for Howard County residents.


    Sat, July 7 - Compost Demo at the Miller Branch Library


    Sat, July 14 - Alpha Ridge Landfill Events

      Household hazardous waste drop off day at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on SATURDAYS ONLY from 8am to 4pm. Details about what is accepted.

      There will be a Goodwill truck at Alpha Ridge Landfill, 2350 Marriottsville Road, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 9am to 3:30pm (and every Monday too!). 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, July 16 - Compost Demo at the Miller Branch Library


    Sat, July 21 - Alpha Ridge Landfill Events

      Household hazardous waste drop off day at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on SATURDAYS ONLY from 8am to 4pm. Details about what is accepted.

      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.


    Sat, July 21 - Compost Demo at the Miller Branch Library


    Sat, July 28 - Alpha Ridge Landfill Events

      Household hazardous waste drop off day at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on SATURDAYS ONLY from 8am to 4pm. Details about what is accepted.

      There will be a Goodwill truck at Alpha Ridge Landfill, 2350 Marriottsville Road, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 9am to 3:30pm (and every Monday too!). 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!

August


    Sat, Aug 4 - Alpha Ridge Landfill Events

      Household hazardous waste drop off day at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on SATURDAYS ONLY from 8am to 4pm. Details about what is accepted.

      There will be a compost and rain barrel demonstration from 9am to 11am at the Alpha Ridge Landfill gazebo near the entrance. FREE compost bins will be available for Howard County residents.


    Sat, Aug 4 - Compost Demos


    Sat, Aug 11 - Alpha Ridge Landfill Events

      Household hazardous waste drop off day at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on SATURDAYS ONLY from 8am to 4pm. Details about what is accepted.

      There will be a Goodwill truck at Alpha Ridge Landfill, 2350 Marriottsville Road, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 9am to 3:30pm (and every Monday too!). 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, Aug 11 - Compost Demo at Glenwood Branch Library


    Sat, Aug 18 - Alpha Ridge Landfill Events

      Household hazardous waste drop off day at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on SATURDAYS ONLY from 8am to 4pm. Details about what is accepted.

      There will be a compost and rain barrel demonstration from 9am to 11am at the Alpha Ridge Landfill gazebo near the entrance. FREE compost bins will be available for Howard County residents.


    Sat, Aug 18 - Compost Demo


    Mon, Aug 20 - Compost Demo at Miller Branch Library


    Sat, Aug 25 - Alpha Ridge Landfill Events

      Household hazardous waste drop off day at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on SATURDAYS ONLY from 8am to 4pm. Details about what is accepted.

      There will be a Goodwill truck at Alpha Ridge Landfill, 2350 Marriottsville Road, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 9am to 3:30pm (and every Monday too!). 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


    Sat, Sept 1 - Alpha Ridge Landfill Events

      Household hazardous waste drop off day at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on SATURDAYS ONLY from 8am to 4pm. Details about what is accepted.

      There will be a compost and rain barrel demonstration from 9am to 11am at the Alpha Ridge Landfill gazebo near the entrance. FREE compost bins will be available for Howard County residents.


    Sat, Sept 1 - Compost Demo at Miller Branch Library


    Sat, Sept 8 - Alpha Ridge Landfill Events

      Household hazardous waste drop off day at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on SATURDAYS ONLY from 8am to 4pm. Details about what is accepted.

      There will be a Goodwill truck at Alpha Ridge Landfill, 2350 Marriottsville Road, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 9am to 3:30pm (and every Monday too!). 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, Sept 15 - Alpha Ridge Landfill Events

      Household hazardous waste drop off day at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on SATURDAYS ONLY from 8am to 4pm. Details about what is accepted.

      There will be a compost and rain barrel demonstration from 9am to 11am at the Alpha Ridge Landfill gazebo near the entrance. FREE compost bins will be available for Howard County residents.


    Sat, Sept 15 - Compost Demo at the Miller Branch Library


    Sat, Sept 22 - Alpha Ridge Landfill Events

      Household hazardous waste drop off day at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on SATURDAYS ONLY from 8am to 4pm. Details about what is accepted.

      There will be a Goodwill truck at Alpha Ridge Landfill, 2350 Marriottsville Road, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 9am to 3:30pm (and every Monday too!). 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, Sept 22 - Compost Demo at Glenwood Branch Library



October


    Sat, Oct 6 - Alpha Ridge Landfill HHW Drop Off


    Sat, Oct 6 - Compost Demos


    Sat, Oct 13 - Shredding Event

      Howard County residents can bring up to 3 bags or boxes of paper to be shredded son-site on Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 9am-1pm* at the Gary Arthur Community Center (2400 State Route 97, Cooksville, MD). *or until trucks are full


    Sat, Oct 13 - Alpha Ridge Landfill Events

      Household hazardous waste drop off day at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on SATURDAYS ONLY from 8am to 4pm. Details about what is accepted.

      There will be a Goodwill truck at Alpha Ridge Landfill, 2350 Marriottsville Road, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 9am to 3:30pm (and every Monday too!). 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, Oct 20 - Shredding Event

      Howard County residents can bring up to three bags or boxes of paper to be shredded on-site on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 9am-1pm* at the Long Gate Park and Ride Lot (5000 Meadowbrook Lane, Ellicott City). *or until trucks are full


    Sat, Oct 20 - Alpha Ridge Landfill HHW Drop Off


    Sat, Oct 20 - Compost Demo


    Sat, Oct 27 - Alpha Ridge Landfill Events

      Household hazardous waste drop off day at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on SATURDAYS ONLY from 8am to 4pm. Details about what is accepted.

      There will be a Goodwill truck at Alpha Ridge Landfill, 2350 Marriottsville Road, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 9am to 3:30pm (and every Monday too!). 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!