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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, and takes just a few minutes.

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

It's Award Time! Applications Due March 1!

The Business Recycling and Waste Reduction Award recognizes Howard County business for their recycling and waste reduction efforts in calendar year 2018. Awards will be based on the description of the recycling and waste reduction goals and accomplishments provided. 

The Green Community Leadership Award recognizes a community group or organization that demonstrates efforts, projects or programs that help protect Howard County’s natural environment and preserve its resources.

Awards will be presented at the Howard County GreenFest on April 13, 2019. Applications may be submitted via email or mail and must be received by March 1, 2019. All award determinations will be made by the County.

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Congratulations 2018 Winners!

At Howard County’s 11th annual GreenFest on Saturday, April 21, the County’s Department of Public Works’ Bureau of Environmental Services announced the winners of its inaugural “Business Recycling and Waste Reduction” and “Green Community Leadership” awards program. Award winners received handmade awards crafted by a local sculptor, using recycled metal components, as well as a signed certificate from Kittleman.

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Read more about our 2018 winners and how they are making Howard County a greener place to live, work and play.

How One Maryland County is Getting Businesses to Report on Recycling

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