Alan Wilcom, Chief          
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, MD 21046

Questions? Email or call 410-313-6444

Are You Recycling Right?

Take our quiz and earn a free gift! If you want to 'freshen' up before you take the quiz...check out Recycling Collection Details and The Alpha Ridge Residents' Convenience Center webpages for tips and facts!

Shredding Events

    There will be a shredding event October 21 from 9am to 1pm (or until trucks are full) at the Long Gate Park and Ride Lot, 5000 Meadowbrook Lane, Ellicott City, MD and October 28, from 10am to 2pm at the Gary Arthur Community Center at Glenwood, 2400 State Route 97, Cooksville, MD. These events are for Howard County residents only and will be held rain or shine. Here are some paper shredding tips...

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It's Easy to Feed the Green Bin!

    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 on our Feed The Green Bin webpage.

Recycling Overview

Want to know what to recycle?
Don't have a recycling cart/bin? click here
Want more? Purchase additional blue recycling carts and bins or green yard trim/food scrap carts

Check Your Collection Days

Find your recycling, yard trim and trash collection days here.

Outreach & Education

Recycling tours and presentations.
Lesson plans, kid's activities and recycling fun.

News and Upcoming Events

See what's coming up and what's new.

Holiday Schedule

Handy charts of holidays that may affect your collection.

What Should I Do With...?

Have something you don't know what to do with? Click here

Stay Informed

Sign up for a monthly email of tips, holiday changes and events. Follow us on Twitter @HoCoRecycles

Bulk Items & Scrap Metal

Schedule bulk pickup online. Call 410-313-6444 to schedule scrap metal collection.

Alpha Ridge Landfill

Recycle, donate and reuse more items at the Alpha Ridge Residents' Convenience Area.

Find What You Need

Here is a list of webpages for quick & easy access.

Howard County Employee Recycling

County employees recycle just like you do at home!

Printable Material

             HHW brochure        Yard Trim Brochure      Trash Brochure      Compost Guide          Recycling chart   Recycling Sign       
Spanish Recycling Guide       Spanish Trash Brochure      Korean Recycling Guide       Korean Trash Brochure       


Waste Management Recycle America
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