Alan Wilcom

Recycling Division Chief

follow us  @HoCoRecycles 


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.

This page is monitored and updated daily. Last update 11/30/20.



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.


I have a question about...



recycling collectionknow before you throwdocument shreddingcurbside collectionsfeed the green bin

I want to learn about Alpha Ridge Landfill...


household hazardous wastewoodwaste areaconstruction & demolition debris

I want to stay informed...


holiday slide schedule