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Green Awards Nominations Now Being Accepted 

 

Nominations are being accepted for the "Business Recycling & Waste Reduction" and "Green Community Leadership" awards. Interested businesses or community organizations must submit awards nominations by 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 14.


 

Is it recyclable? Trash? HHW?

 

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We all have questions about what to do with certain items. Items we hear a lot are milk cartons, plastic bags, coffee pods, cooking oil, Styrofoam and take-out containers.

Play our updated game to see what actually goes in your recycling bin and learn about the other outlets we have to reduce, reuse and recycle your stuff. How to play: drag and drop the items to the correct place.

There have been some changes to our curbside program - test your skills! Print your certificate and bring it to our main office (9801 Broken Land Parkway) to receive a FREE indoor recycling collection container (Limit one per household, while supplies last).

 

Alpha Ridge Landfill Residents' Convenience Center Virtual Tour

Familiarize yourself with the Residents' Convenience Center before you visit! Use this virtual tour to learn more about the many recycling opportunities available to Howard County Residents. Each scene provides detailed information about what is acceptable. Please use the latest version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari to view.


 

 

January

Wednesday, January 1- New Year's Day Changes

There will be NO CURBSIDE COLLECTIONS on Wednesday, January 1st. Thursday and Friday curbside collections of recycling, yard trim and trash will slide and be made one day later that week. Bulk item collection will slide with trash collection. Scrap metal collection will remain as scheduled and will not slide. Please place all items out by 6am to ensure collection. The County offices and Alpha Ridge Landfill will be CLOSED on Wednesday, January 1st. 


Saturday, January 4- Special HHW Collection

This one-day Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) event will be held from 8am to 4pm at the Alpha Ridge Landfill (2350 Marriottsville Rd, Marriottsville, MD 21104). Residents are required to show their drivers licenses as proof of residence in Howard County. Please see our website for guidelines and acceptable material.


Thursday, December 26- Saturday, January 18 - Merry Mulch

Help keep thousands of trees out of the landfill. Live trees are taken to our composting facility at Alpha Ridge Landfill to be recycled into compost and mulch. Visit our Merry Mulch page for collection sites and additional information.

 

Monday, January 20th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

There will be REGULAR curbside collections on Monday, January 20th. County offices will be CLOSED on Monday, January 20th. The Alpha Ridge Landfill will be open.

 

 

February

Saturday, February 1- Special HHW Collection at Alpha Ridge Landfill

This one-day Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) event will be held from 8am to 4pm at the Alpha Ridge Landfill (2350 Marriottsville Rd, Marriottsville, MD 21104). Residents are required to show their drivers licenses as proof of residence in Howard County. Please see our website for guidelines and acceptable material.


 

Friday, February 14 – GreenFest Deadline

Interested vendors must submit an application by Friday, February 14 th to be considered. Preference will be given to local businesses and organizations and those promoting environmentally friendly goods and services. Visit our website for more information about this year’s event.



Friday, February 14 – Green Awards Nomination Deadline

Nominations are being accepted for the "Business Recycling & Waste Reduction" and "Green Community Leadership" awards. Interested businesses or community organizations must submit awards nominations by 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 14.

 

Monday, February 17 – Presidents’ Day

There will be REGULAR curbside collections on Monday, February 17 th and the rest of the week. County offices will be CLOSED on Monday, February 17th.  The Alpha Ridge Landfill will be open.