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

Questions? Email or call 410-313-6444

Holiday Schedule Changes

    There will be NO COLLECTION on Christmas Day or New Year's Day. All collections of recycling, yard trim and trash will slide and be made one day later the week of December 25, 2017 and January 1, 2018. County offices and the Alpha Ridge Landfill will be CLOSED on Christmas Day and New Years Day. More...

You may think you know....but do you? 

Are You Recycling Right?

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

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
(recycling processor)

          My New Bin!
(recycling commercial)