Brochures & Outreach

New Residents


Download our New Residents Packet for all information related to curbside collections and Alpha Ridge Landfill. See below for individual downloadble brochures, charts and posters.

Curbside Collections Guide


Howard County Curbside Collections Guide CONDADO DE HOWARD GUÍA DE RECOLECCIÓN RESIDENCIAL Howard County 주택 쓰레기 수거 안내

Alpha Ridge Landfill Guide


Howard County Alpha Ridge Landfill GuideAlpha Ridge Landfill Centro de recolección para residentesAlpha Ridge Landfill 주민 편의 센터


Other Guides


Feed The Green Bin BrochureWork Green Howard BrochureCompost GuideBulk Item and Scrap Metal




Printable Signs 


Detailed Yes No List 2020office kitchen recycling sign 2019Know Before You Throw Sign



recycling pledgerecycle and trash postersuccessful school recycling poster




Presentations and Tours

Schedule a recycling presentation. A Recycling Coordinator will discuss the ins and outs of recycling, as well as provide an inside look at what happens to all those things we recycle. Here's the video if you'd like to check it out! Call 410-313-6444 to schedule or fill out this form.

For schools, we offer assembly style presentations, grade-by-grade presentations or short 5-minute cafeteria presentations to get the students thinking about what they have in their lunches that can be recycled everyday. 


WMRA Elkridge Recycling Processor

Tour the Waste Management Recycle America located at 7175 Kit Kat Road in Elkridge. Please note this tour is only available for adults 18 and older. This tour lasts about an hour. Tours are typically scheduled in advance on Wednesday mornings and must be groups of at least 6, with a maximum of 10. If you are not able to form a group, you can be added to an existing tour. Call 410-313-6444 to schedule.


Residents' Convenience Center at Alpha Ridge Landfill Tour

Schedule a tour of the Residents' Convenience Center. A Recycling Coordinator will guide your group and discuss what is collected and what happens to all those items. Many things are reused or recycled, but trash is collected too. The group may also tour the Composting Facility (see below). This tour is great for scout groups trying to earn badges/patches. Did you know most of Howard County's trash is exported to a landfill in VA? virtual tour Tours are typically scheduled Monday-Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call 410-313-6444 to schedule.

Can't make the guided tour? Take a virtual tour from your couch! Learn all about the Residents' Convenience Center from the comfort of your home with our virtual tour.


Compost Facility at The Alpha Ridge Landfill

Howard County has constructed a state of the art facility to produce quality compost. More information about this new facility and upcoming tours can be found on the Compost facility webpage.


Play the Game

kbyt game

We all have questions about what to do with certain items. Items we hear a lot are milk cartons, plastic bags, coffee pods, cooking oil, Styrofoam and take-out containers.

Click and move the items to the correct place in our updated game to see what actually goes in your recycling bin. Learn about the other outlets we have to reduce, reuse and recycle your stuff.

There have been some changes to our curbside program - test your skills! Print your certificate and bring it to our main office (9801 Broken Land Parkway) to receive a FREE indoor recycling collection container (Limit one per household, while supplies last).


COVID-19 Update: While offices remain closed to the public, we are unable to accept certificates or distribute indoor recycling containers at this time. 



Click a video to learn more!



Do you KNOW before you THROW?




Coloring Books 

Print these coloring books created by Howard County 3rd-5th graders! If you would like a copy of the 2017 book, please stop by our office at 9801 Broken Land Parkway.



Recycling/Fundraising Ideas 


Recycling Activities