There will be NO CURBSIDE COLLECTIONS on Thursday, November 26th in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

Thursday and Friday curbside collections of recycling, yard trim, food scraps 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. Please see our Holiday Slide Schedule for more details.

County offices will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th. The Alpha Ridge Landfill will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 26th.



Alan Wilcom

Recycling Division Chief

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Establishing and overseeing recycling and reuse programs to further the County’s waste reduction and sustainability goals.

COVID-19 Updates

The Bureau of Environmental Services office is currently closed to the public. The Alpha Ridge Landfill is open with modified operations.


Face coverings are required. Please continue to practice social distancing (6 ft)
Organic material sales resume. Credit card ONLY (no cash, check or debit)


This page is monitored and updated daily. Last update 8/30/20.



Styrofoam™ Recycling Closing at Alpha Ridge Landfill

As of July 1, 2020 Styrofoam™ #6 is no longer accepted at the Residents' Convenience Center at Alpha Ridge Landfill. This is largely due to the ban on expanded polystyrene (Styrofoam™) food packaging that recently went into effect in Maryland. Please visit our Know Before You Throw page for more information.