Recycling


Alan Wilcom, Chief          
410-313-6433     
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, MD 21046

Questions? Email help@howardcountyrecycles.org or call 410-313-6444

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Martin Luther King Day - Monday, January 21

There will be REGULAR curbside collection on Monday, January 21. The Alpha Ridge Landfill will be OPEN Monday through Saturday from 8am to 4pm. County offices will be CLOSED on Martin Luther King Day.


Yard Trim Collection Ended Friday, January 18

Yard trim collection runs from the first week in April through the third week in January. For 2019, the last day of curbside yard trim collection was Friday, January 18th. Yard trim collection will resume in April. Residents can recycle yard trim at the Alpha Ridge Landfill WoodWaste area, Monday-Saturday from 8am to 4pm.


Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) CLOSED for 2018 

HHW drop-off days at the Alpha Ridge Landfill occur April-November. Every Saturday drop-off will resume in April of 2019, however there will be special drop-off days on Saturday, February 2; and Saturday, March 2.


NEW! Vinyl Siding Drop-Off at ARL

We now accept vinyl building materials for recycling at the Alpha Ridge Landfill (2350 Marriottsville Road). Look for the roll-off near the Loading Dock trailer in the Residents' Convenience Area. Acceptable items include: vinyl siding, j-channels, soffit, fencing and cellular PVC. Click here for a handy chart of what can be recycled.



kbyt game

11% Doesn't Belong...

11% of the stuff Howard County residents think is recyclable and put in their blue bin...doesn't belong and ends up as trash.

Play our game and drag & drop items to the correct place to see how much you "KNOW" Before You Throw. Play it again for new items too!