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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.


    Mon, February 20 - Presidents' Day

      There will be REGULAR collections on Monday, February 20, 2017. The Alpha Ridge Landfill will be OPEN 8am to 4pm. Our main offices on Columbia Gateway Drive will be closed.


    Sat, March 4 - 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.


    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.

    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 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! Check out more details and past GreenFest events. What a success!