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Are you a certified
Work Green Howard Business?


You can be!

Attention Howard County Businesses!

Each year, the Maryland Department of the Environment requires Howard County to report recycling activities taking place within the county. We’ve made the reporting process simple! Your help is priceless. To get started, click here.

All businesses that report their recycling efforts for 2018 will become Work Green Howard certified. You will receive a Work Green Howard certificate and window cling to proudly display to the community. As a Work Green Howard business you are eligible to apply for our annual Business Recycling and Waste Reduction award and/or our Green Community Leadership award. 

We thank you for helping make Howard County a greener place to live, work and visit!

If you have any questions, please contact Kimberly Reichart at 410-313-6442 or kreichart@howardcountymd.gov.

Download our brochure

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Congratulations 2019 Winners!

At Howard County’s 12th annual GreenFest on Saturday, April 13, the County’s Department of Public Works’ Bureau of Environmental Services announced the winners of its 2nd annual “Business Recycling and Waste Reduction” and “Green Community Leadership” awards. Award winners received certificates signed by the County Executive, framed in one-of-a-kind picture frames crafted by a Maryland artist from reclaimed Ocean City boardwalk lumber. “Business Recycling and Waste Reduction” award winners will also become certified Work Green Howard businesses.

Work Green winner logos 2019

How One Maryland County is Getting Businesses to Report on Recycling

Kudos! Work Green Howard is showcased on Waste360. Read about it here.

Join the Maryland Green Registry

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As a Work Green Howard certified business, you have already shown leadership and commitment on waste reduction and recycling, so why not share the rest of your story? If you’re one of the many organizations in Maryland reducing your environmental footprint through energy and water conservation, waste reduction, and other sustainable practices, don’t keep it a secret! Join more than 600 businesses and other organizations throughout the state that have shared their green initiatives through the Maryland Green Registry.  Maryland Green Registry is a free program created to promote and recognize sustainable practices at organizations of all types and sizes within the state. Businesses, churches, schools, government agencies and other organizations are all invited to join and share the steps they’ve taken to reduce their environmental footprint. Collectively, members have saved over $105 million annually through sustainable practices.  Members benefits include a window decal for display, use of the logo for marketing materials, an online profile promoting your environmental commitment, access to free technical assistance programs, and eligibility for annual Maryland Green Registry Leadership Awards. To join, visit www.green.maryland.gov