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Feeding the Green Bin is Even Easier!

Residents in our Feed The Green Bin program can now add meats, fats and dairy to their green collection carts. Participation is so simple and easy - just put all your food scraps together in your green bin! Learn more and see if you're in the collection area at 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. Howard County reminds residents to bundle material, or use paper bags and reusable containers for yard trim collection. Learn more about this change.

April


    Sat, April 1 - HHW Drop-Off Days Resume

      Household Hazardous Waste drop-off days will resume on saturday, April 1st at the Alpha Ridge Landfill. Drop-off days are on Saturdays only from 8am to 4pm (April - November). Please visit our HHW webpage for details about what can be dropped off.


    Sat, April 1 - Compost Demo at Robinson Nature Center


    Mon, April 3 - Curbside Yard Trim Collection Resumes

      Curbside yard trim collection will resume in April. For 2017, this date will be Monday, April 3. For more information about curbside yard trim collection, visit our Yard Trim webpage.


    Sat, April 8 - Goodwill at ARL

      There will be a Goodwill truck at Alpha Ridge Landfill, 2350 Marriottsville Road, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 8am 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!


    Fri, April 14 - Good Friday

      There will be REGULAR COLLECTIONS on Friday, April 14. The Alpha Ridge Landfill will be OPEN. County offices will be CLOSED. For more holiday information, please visit our Holiday Collections webpage.


    Sat, April 15 - 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, April 22 - GreenFest

      The 10th annual Howard County GreenFest, "Earth Day Every Day", will be held at the Howard Community College from 10am to 4pm (rain or shine). This FREE family event will be sure to please everyone! Shredding will be offered from 10am to 2pm. Check out more details and past GreenFest events. What a success!


    Sat, April 22 - Goodwill at ARL

      There will be a Goodwill truck at Alpha Ridge Landfill, 2350 Marriottsville Road, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 8am 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!

May


    Sat, May 6 - Compost Demo


    Sat, May 13 - Goodwill at ARL

      There will be a Goodwill truck at Alpha Ridge Landfill, 2350 Marriottsville Road, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 8am 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, May 15 - Compost Demo


    Sat, May 20 - 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, May 27 - Goodwill at ARL

      There will be a Goodwill truck at Alpha Ridge Landfill, 2350 Marriottsville Road, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 8am 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, May 29 - Memorial Day

      There will be NO COLLECTIONS on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial 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.

June


    Sat, June 3 - Compost Demo at Robinson Nature Center


    Mon, June 5 - Compost Demo


    Sat, June 10 - Goodwill at ARL

      There will be a Goodwill truck at Alpha Ridge Landfill, 2350 Marriottsville Road, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 8am 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, June 17 - 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, June 24 - Goodwill at ARL

      There will be a Goodwill truck at Alpha Ridge Landfill, 2350 Marriottsville Road, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 8am 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, June 26 - Compost Demo


July


    Tues, July 4 - Independence Day


    Sat, July 8 - Goodwill at ARL

      There will be a Goodwill truck at Alpha Ridge Landfill, 2350 Marriottsville Road, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 8am 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, July 8 - Compost Demo


    Sat, July 15 - 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.


    Mon, July 17 - Compost Demo


    Sat, July 22 - Goodwill at ARL

      There will be a Goodwill truck at Alpha Ridge Landfill, 2350 Marriottsville Road, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 8am 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, July 29 - Compost Demo

August


    Sat, August 5 - Compost Demo at Robinson Nature Center


    Sat, August 12 - Goodwill at ARL

      There will be a Goodwill truck at Alpha Ridge Landfill, 2350 Marriottsville Road, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 8am 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, August 12 - Compost Demo at Miller Branch Library


    Sat, August 19 - 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, August 21 - Compost Demo at Miller Branch Library


    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 8am 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 8am 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 8am 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 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.


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.


    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.

December


    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.