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

Questions? Email or call 410-313-6444

Memorial Day Schedule

There will NO COLLECTIONS on Monday, May 28. All curbside collections of recycling, yard trim and trash will slide and be made one day later that week. The Alpha Ridge Landfill will be CLOSED. County offices will be CLOSED. 6 holidays that may affect your collection.

Know Before you Throw! Do You?

Compost Demonstration Schedule

    Attend a compost demo for how-to advice by Howard County Master Gardeners. Feed your garden organically, recycle kitchen scraps and yard trimmings and improve your soil's health! FREE compost bins for Howard County residents. More

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

Be The First

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


Waste Management Recycle America
(recycling processor)

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

    My Favorite Bin!
(recycling commercial)