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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. Earn a coupon for 10 free paper bags (one coupon per family, while supplies last) by completing an online survey. Learn more about this change.

December 2016


    Mon, December 5 - Goodwill at ARL

      There will be a Goodwill truck at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on Mondays from 8:30am to 3:30pm. As usual, there will also be a truck in the lower area by the gazebo on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. Learn more about the used goods they collect for donation.


    Mon, December 12 - Goodwill at ARL

      There will be a Goodwill truck at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on Mondays from 8:30am to 3:30pm. As usual, there will also be a truck in the lower area by the gazebo on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. Learn more about the used goods they collect for donation.


    Sat, December 17 - American Flag Retirement

      Residents can drop-off old and worn U.S. flags at the Alpha Ridge Landfill. Representatives from the American Legion Adams, Hanna, Moore Memorial Post 156, will retrieve the flags and make sure they are disposed of in a dignified fashion as required by the U.S. Flag Code. On Saturday, December 17th, a disposal ceremony will be conducted in coordination with local Scout troops. Other flag retirement dates include March 25, 2017, June 17, 2017 and September 23, 2017.


    Mon, December 19 - Goodwill at ARL

      There will be a Goodwill truck at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on Mondays from 8:30am to 3:30pm. As usual, there will also be a truck in the lower area by the gazebo on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. Learn more about the used goods they collect for donation.


    Sat, December 24 - Alpha Ridge Landfill Hours

      On Saturday, December 24th, the Alpha Ridge Landfill will CLOSE at 2pm.


    Mon, December 26 - Christmas Day Observed

      For 2016, Christmas Day will be observed on Monday, December 26. There will be NO COLLECTIONS on Monday, December 26. All recycling, yard trim & trash collection will slide and be made one day later this week. For a handy chart of collections, visit our Holiday Schedule webpage. The Alpha Ridge Landfill will be CLOSED on Monday, December 26.


    Mon, December 26 - Goodwill at ARL

      There will be a Goodwill truck at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on Mondays from 8:30am to 3:30pm. As usual, there will also be a truck in the lower area by the gazebo on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. Learn more about the used goods they collect for donation.

January 2017


    Mon, January 2 - New Year's Day Observed

      For 2017, New Year's Day will be observed on Monday, January 2. There will be NO COLLECTIONS on Monday, January 2. All recycling, yard trim & trash collection will slide and be made one day later this week. For a handy chart of collections, visit our Holiday Schedule webpage. The Alpha Ridge Landfill will be CLOSED on Monday, January 2.


    Sat, January 7 - Special HHW Drop-Off

      There will be a special HHW drop-off day at the Alpha Ridge Landfill from 8am to 4pm. Please visit our HHW webpage for details about what can be dropped off.