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August

Saturday, August 3 - Compost Demos

There will be a compost and rain barrel demonstration from 9:00am to 11:00am at the Alpha Ridge Landfill by the gazebo. Howard County residents can pick up a free backyard compost bin and get tips from Master Gardeners. Howard County residents are also eligible to receive a free 55-gal barrel (with cut-outs for fittings) to be used as a rain barrel (one barrel per address, please) compliments of the County. Proof of county residence is required. Resident must buy fittings, assemble and install the rain barrel. Rain barrel must be used in Howard County.

There will be a compost demonstration led by the Master Gardeners in the Enchanted Garden at the Miller Branch Library from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Howard County residents can learn about composting and pick up a free backyard compost bin.

There will be a compost demonstration led by the Master Gardeners at the Robinson Nature Center from 11:00am to 1:00pm. No fee required to come to the compost demonstration area in the upper parking lot. Howard County residents can learn about composting and pick up a free backyard compost bin.


Saturday, August 10 - Goodwill at ARL

A Goodwill truck will be at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on Mondays and the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 9am to 3:30pm. Donate used clothes, toys, housewares and small appliances to keep those good items out of the trash Note: Furniture will be accepted on limited basis and at the discretion of the Goodwill attendant. It's best to take furniture to one of their stores for donation. Visit Goodwill.org for details about what they will accept.


Saturday, August 17 - Compost Demo

There will be a compost and rain barrel demonstration from 9:00am to 11:00am at the Alpha Ridge Landfill by the gazebo. Howard County residents can pick up a free backyard compost bin and get tips from Master Gardeners. Howard County residents are also eligible to receive a free 55-gal barrel (with cut-outs for fittings) to be used as a rain barrel (one barrel per address, please) compliments of the County. Proof of county residence is required. Resident must buy fittings, assemble and install the rain barrel. Rain barrel must be used in Howard County.

There will be a compost demonstration led by the Master Gardeners in the Enchanted Garden at the Miller Branch Library from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Howard County residents can learn about composting and pick up a free backyard compost bin.

There will be a compost demonstration led by the Master Gardeners at the Glenwood Branch Library from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Howard County residents can learn about composting and pick up a free backyard compost bin.


Monday, August 19 - Compost Demo

There will be a compost demonstration led by the Master Gardeners in the Enchanted Garden at the Miller Branch Library from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Howard County residents can learn about composting and pick up a free backyard compost bin.


Saturday, August 24 - Goodwill at ARL

A Goodwill truck will be at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on Mondays and the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 9am to 3:30pm. Donate used clothes, toys, housewares and small appliances to keep those good items out of the trash Note: Furniture will be accepted on limited basis and at the discretion of the Goodwill attendant. It's best to take furniture to one of their stores for donation. Visit Goodwill.org for details about what they will accept.

Saturday, March 23 - Goodwill at ARL

A Goodwill truck will be at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on Mondays and the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 9am to 3:30pm. Donate used clothes, toys, housewares and small appliances to keep those good items out of the trash Note: Furniture will be accepted on limited basis and at the discretion of the Goodwill attendant. It's best to take furniture to one of their stores for donation. Visit Goodwill.org for details about what they will accept.

April

Monday, April 1 - Curbside Yard Trim Collection Resumes

Curbside yard trim collection is offered April 1 through the 3rd week in January. Learn more about what is accepted and see if you receive yard trim collection by visiting our yard trim webpage.


Saturday, April 6 - Regular HHW Drop-Off at ARL Resumes

Household hazardous waste drop-off at the Alpha Ridge Landfill is on Saturdays only from 8am to 4pm (April through November).


Saturday, April 6 - Compost Demo & Rain Barrel Demo

There will be a compost demonstration led by the Master Gardeners at the Robinson Nature Center from 11:00am to 1:00pm. No fee required to come to the compost demonstration area in the upper parking lot. Howard County residents can learn about composting and pick up a free backyard compost bin.

There will be a compost and rain barrel demonstration from 9:00am to 11:00am at the Alpha Ridge Landfill by the gazebo. Howard County residents can pick up a free backyard compost bin and get tips from Master Gardeners. Howard County residents are also eligible to receive a free 55-gal barrel (with cut-outs for fittings) to be used as a rain barrel (one barrel per address) compliments of the County. Proof of county residence is required. Resident must buy fittings, assemble and install the rain barrel. Rain barrel must be used in Howard County.


Saturday, April 13 - GreenFest & Shredding 

Come to our FREE family fun event at the Howard Community College from 10am to 4pm on April 13. Learn more


Saturday, April 13 - Goodwill at ARL

A Goodwill truck will be at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on Mondays and the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 9am to 3:30pm. Donate used clothes, toys, housewares and small appliances to keep those good items out of the trash Note: Furniture will be accepted on limited basis and at the discretion of the Goodwill attendant. It's best to take furniture to one of their stores for donation. Visit Goodwill.org for details about what they will accept.


Saturday, April 20 - Compost Demo & Rain Barrel Demo

There will be a compost demonstration led by the Master Gardeners in the Enchanted Garden at the Miller Branch Library from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Howard County residents can learn about composting and pick up a free backyard compost bin.

There will be a compost demonstration led by the Master Gardeners at the Glenwood Branch Library from 10:30am to 12:30pm.

There will be a compost and rain barrel demonstration from 9:00am to 11:00am at the Alpha Ridge Landfill by the gazebo. Howard County residents can pick up a free backyard compost bin and get tips from Master Gardeners. Howard County residents are also eligible to receive a free 55-gal barrel (with cut-outs for fittings) to be used as a rain barrel (one barrel per address) compliments of the County. Proof of county residence is required. Resident must buy fittings, assemble and install the rain barrel. Rain barrel must be used in Howard County.


Saturday, April 27 - Goodwill at ARL

A Goodwill truck will be at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on Mondays and the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 9am to 3:30pm. Donate used clothes, toys, housewares and small appliances to keep those good items out of the trash Note: Furniture will be accepted on limited basis and at the discretion of the Goodwill attendant. It's best to take furniture to one of their stores for donation. Visit Goodwill.org for details about what they will accept.

May

Saturday, May 4 - Compost Demo & Rain Barrel Demo

There will be a compost demonstration led by the Master Gardeners in the Enchanted Garden at the Miller Branch Library from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Howard County residents can learn about composting and pick up a free backyard compost bin.

There will be a compost and rain barrel demonstration from 9:00am to 11:00am at the Alpha Ridge Landfill by the gazebo. Howard County residents can pick up a free backyard compost bin and get tips from Master Gardeners. Howard County residents are also eligible to receive a free 55-gal barrel (with cut-outs for fittings) to be used as a rain barrel (one barrel per address, please) compliments of the County. Proof of county residence is required. Resident must buy fittings, assemble and install the rain barrel. Rain barrel must be used in Howard County.


Sunday, May 5 - Native Plant Palooza

There will be a special compost demonstration at the Robinson Nature Center from 12:00pm to 4:00pm


Saturday, May 11 - Goodwill at ARL

A Goodwill truck will be at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on Mondays and the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 9am to 3:30pm. Donate used clothes, toys, housewares and small appliances to keep those good items out of the trash Note: Furniture will be accepted on limited basis and at the discretion of the Goodwill attendant. It's best to take furniture to one of their stores for donation. Visit Goodwill.org for details about what they will accept.


Monday, May 13 - Compost Demo

There will be a compost demonstration led by the Master Gardeners in the Enchanted Garden at the Miller Branch Library from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Howard County residents can learn about composting and pick up a free backyard compost bin.


Saturday, May 18 - Compost Demo & Rain Barrel Demo

There will be a compost demonstration led by the Master Gardeners in the Enchanted Garden at the Miller Branch Library from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Howard County residents can learn about composting and pick up a free backyard compost bin.

There will be a compost and rain barrel demonstration from 9:00am to 11:00am at the Alpha Ridge Landfill by the gazebo. Howard County residents can pick up a free backyard compost bin and get tips from Master Gardeners. Howard County residents are also eligible to receive a free 55-gal barrel (with cut-outs for fittings) to be used as a rain barrel (one barrel per address, please) compliments of the County. Proof of county residence is required. Resident must buy fittings, assemble and install the rain barrel. Rain barrel must be used in Howard County.


Saturday, May 25 - Goodwill at ARL

A Goodwill truck will be at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on Mondays and the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 9am to 3:30pm. Donate used clothes, toys, housewares and small appliances to keep those good items out of the trash Note: Furniture will be accepted on limited basis and at the discretion of the Goodwill attendant. It's best to take furniture to one of their stores for donation. Visit Goodwill.org for details about what they will accept.

June

Saturday, June 1 - Compost Demo

There will be a compost and rain barrel demonstration from 9:00am to 11:00am at the Alpha Ridge Landfill by the gazebo. Howard County residents can pick up a free backyard compost bin and get tips from Master Gardeners. Howard County residents are also eligible to receive a free 55-gal barrel (with cut-outs for fittings) to be used as a rain barrel (one barrel per address, please) compliments of the County. Proof of county residence is required. Resident must buy fittings, assemble and install the rain barrel. Rain barrel must be used in Howard County.


Saturday, June 8 - Compost Demo

There will be a compost demonstration led by the Master Gardeners in the Enchanted Garden at the Miller Branch Library from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Howard County residents can learn about composting and pick up a free backyard compost bin.

There will be a compost demonstration led by the Master Gardeners at the Robinson Nature Center from 11:00am to 1:00pm. No fee required to come to the compost demonstration area in the upper parking lot. Howard County residents can learn about composting and pick up a free backyard compost bin.


Saturday, June 8 - Goodwill at ARL

A Goodwill truck will be at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on Mondays and the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 9am to 3:30pm. Donate used clothes, toys, housewares and small appliances to keep those good items out of the trash Note: Furniture will be accepted on limited basis and at the discretion of the Goodwill attendant. It's best to take furniture to one of their stores for donation. Visit Goodwill.org for details about what they will accept.


Monday, June 10 - Compost Demo

There will be a compost demonstration led by the Master Gardeners in the Enchanted Garden at the Miller Branch Library from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Howard County residents can learn about composting and pick up a free backyard compost bin.


Saturday, June 15 - Compost Demo

There will be a compost demonstration led by the Master Gardeners at the Glenwood Branch Library from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Howard County residents can learn about composting and pick up a free backyard compost bin.

There will be a compost demonstration from 9:00am to 11:00am at the Alpha Ridge Landfill by the gazebo. Howard County residents can pick up a free backyard compost bin and get tips from Master Gardeners.


Saturday, June 22- Goodwill at ARL

A Goodwill truck will be at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on Mondays and the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 9am to 3:30pm. Donate used clothes, toys, housewares and small appliances to keep those good items out of the trash Note: Furniture will be accepted on limited basis and at the discretion of the Goodwill attendant. It's best to take furniture to one of their stores for donation. Visit Goodwill.org for details about what they will accept.


Saturday, June 22 - Compost Demo

There will be a compost demonstration led by the Master Gardeners in the Enchanted Garden at the Miller Branch Library from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Howard County residents can learn about composting and pick up a free backyard compost bin.


Monday, June 24 - Compost Demo

There will be a compost demonstration led by the Master Gardeners in the Enchanted Garden at the Miller Branch Library from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Howard County residents can learn about composting and pick up a free backyard compost bin.


July

Saturday, July 6 - Compost Demo

There will be a compost demonstration led by the Master Gardeners in the Enchanted Garden at the Miller Branch Library from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Howard County residents can learn about composting and pick up a free backyard compost bin.

There will be a compost and rain barrel demonstration from 9:00am to 11:00am at the Alpha Ridge Landfill by the gazebo. Howard County residents can pick up a free backyard compost bin and get tips from Master Gardeners. Howard County residents are also eligible to receive a free 55-gal barrel (with cut-outs for fittings) to be used as a rain barrel (one barrel per address, please) compliments of the County. Proof of county residence is required. Resident must buy fittings, assemble and install the rain barrel. Rain barrel must be used in Howard County.


Sunday, July 7 - Wild For Water

There will be a special compost demonstration at the Robinson Nature Center from 10:00pm to 2:00pm


Saturday, July 13 - Goodwill at ARL

A Goodwill truck will be at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on Mondays and the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 9am to 3:30pm. Donate used clothes, toys, housewares and small appliances to keep those good items out of the trash Note: Furniture will be accepted on limited basis and at the discretion of the Goodwill attendant. It's best to take furniture to one of their stores for donation. Visit Goodwill.org for details about what they will accept.


Monday, July 15 - Compost Demo

There will be a compost demonstration led by the Master Gardeners in the Enchanted Garden at the Miller Branch Library from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Howard County residents can learn about composting and pick up a free backyard compost bin.


Saturday, July 20 - Compost Demo & Rain Barrel Demo

There will be a compost demonstration led by the Master Gardeners in the Enchanted Garden at the Miller Branch Library from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Howard County residents can learn about composting and pick up a free backyard compost bin.

There will be a compost and rain barrel demonstration from 9:00am to 11:00am at the Alpha Ridge Landfill by the gazebo. Howard County residents can pick up a free backyard compost bin and get tips from Master Gardeners. Howard County residents are also eligible to receive a free 55-gal barrel (with cut-outs for fittings) to be used as a rain barrel (one barrel per address, please) compliments of the County. Proof of county residence is required. Resident must buy fittings, assemble and install the rain barrel. Rain barrel must be used in Howard County.

There will be a compost demonstration led by the Master Gardeners at the Glenwood Branch Library from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Howard County residents can learn about composting and pick up a free backyard compost bin.


Saturday, July 27 - Goodwill at ARL

A Goodwill truck will be at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on Mondays and the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 9am to 3:30pm. Donate used clothes, toys, housewares and small appliances to keep those good items out of the trash Note: Furniture will be accepted on limited basis and at the discretion of the Goodwill attendant. It's best to take furniture to one of their stores for donation. Visit Goodwill.org for details about what they will accept.

September

Saturday, September 7 - Compost Demo & Rain Barrel Demo

There will be a compost and rain barrel demonstration from 9:00am to 11:00am at the Alpha Ridge Landfill by the gazebo. Howard County residents can pick up a free backyard compost bin and get tips from Master Gardeners. Howard County residents are also eligible to receive a free 55-gal barrel (with cut-outs for fittings) to be used as a rain barrel (one barrel per address, please) compliments of the County. Proof of county residence is required. Resident must buy fittings, assemble and install the rain barrel. Rain barrel must be used in Howard County.

There will be a compost demonstration led by the Master Gardeners in the Enchanted Garden at the Miller Branch Library from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Howard County residents can learn about composting and pick up a free backyard compost bin.


Saturday, September 14 - Goodwill at ARL

A Goodwill truck will be at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on Mondays and the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 9am to 3:30pm. Donate used clothes, toys, housewares and small appliances to keep those good items out of the trash Note: Furniture will be accepted on limited basis and at the discretion of the Goodwill attendant. It's best to take furniture to one of their stores for donation. Visit Goodwill.org for details about what they will accept.


Saturday, September 21 - Compost Demo & Rain Barrel Demo

There will be a compost and rain barrel demonstration from 9:00am to 11:00am at the Alpha Ridge Landfill by the gazebo. Howard County residents can pick up a free backyard compost bin and get tips from Master Gardeners. Howard County residents are also eligible to receive a free 55-gal barrel (with cut-outs for fittings) to be used as a rain barrel (one barrel per address, please) compliments of the County. Proof of county residence is required. Resident must buy fittings, assemble and install the rain barrel. Rain barrel must be used in Howard County.

There will be a compost demonstration led by the Master Gardeners in the Enchanted Garden at the Miller Branch Library from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Howard County residents can learn about composting and pick up a free backyard compost bin.

There will be a compost demonstration led by the Master Gardeners at the Glenwood Branch Library from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Howard County residents can learn about composting and pick up a free backyard compost bin.


Sunday, September 22 - Open House Robinson Nature Center

There will be a special compost demonstration at the Robinson Nature Center from 12:00pm to 5:00pm


Saturday, September 28 - Goodwill at ARL

A Goodwill truck will be at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on Mondays and the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 9am to 3:30pm. Donate used clothes, toys, housewares and small appliances to keep those good items out of the trash Note: Furniture will be accepted on limited basis and at the discretion of the Goodwill attendant. It's best to take furniture to one of their stores for donation. Visit Goodwill.org for details about what they will accept.

October

Saturday, October 5 - Compost Demo

There will be a compost demonstration led by the Master Gardeners in the Enchanted Garden at the Miller Branch Library from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Howard County residents can learn about composting and pick up a free backyard compost bin.


Saturday, October 12 - Compost Demo

There will be a compost demonstration led by the Master Gardeners at the Robinson Nature Center from 11:00am to 1:00pm. No fee required to come to the compost demonstration area in the upper parking lot. Howard County residents can learn about composting and pick up a free backyard compost bin.


Saturday, October 12 - Goodwill at ARL

A Goodwill truck will be at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on Mondays and the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 9am to 3:30pm. Donate used clothes, toys, housewares and small appliances to keep those good items out of the trash Note: Furniture will be accepted on limited basis and at the discretion of the Goodwill attendant. It's best to take furniture to one of their stores for donation. Visit Goodwill.org for details about what they will accept.


Saturday, October 19 - Compost Demo

There will be a compost demonstration led by the Master Gardeners in the Enchanted Garden at the Miller Branch Library from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Howard County residents can learn about composting and pick up a free backyard compost bin.


Saturday, October 26 - Goodwill at ARL

A Goodwill truck will be at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on Mondays and the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 9am to 3:30pm. Donate used clothes, toys, housewares and small appliances to keep those good items out of the trash Note: Furniture will be accepted on limited basis and at the discretion of the Goodwill attendant. It's best to take furniture to one of their stores for donation. Visit Goodwill.org for details about what they will accept.