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Executive Kittleman opens temporary drop-off locations for residents to dispose of storm debris

June 23, 2016

Media Contact:

Mark Miller, Administrator, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman has announced that for the convenience of residents, in addition to the Alpha Ridge Landfill, the County is opening two additional, temporary sites for drop-off of storm debris.  The two locations are:

Burleigh Manor Middle School

4200 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City


The Howard County Living Farm Museum

12985 Frederick Road, West Friendship, (across from the Howard County Fair Grounds). 

Both temporary sites will be open today from noon to 4 p.m. and on Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Residents are urged to follow directions on site.  The temporary locations are limited to woodwaste material only (brush and branches).  No trash will be accepted. Only Howard County residents hauling woodwaste will be accepted.

“We are very fortunate that no one was injured when the storms moved across Howard County on Tuesday, but many homes have tree damage,” said Kittleman.  “By opening these temporary drop-off sites, I hope our residents will be able to get their property cleaned up as quickly and conveniently as possible.”

Additionally, the County is reminding residents with weekly curbside yard trim collection that brush and branches must be less than 4 inches in diameter and less than 4 feet in length. Bundles must weigh less than 40 pounds.  Plastic bags are not accepted.

Residents without curbside yard trim collection are encouraged to haul material to the woodwaste area at Alpha Ridge Landfill (2350 Marriottsville Rd.)  Alpha Ridge Landfill is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the County has increased staffing during the storm recovery period.  There is no charge to Howard County residents for this material.  Material set out for curbside collection will be collected as trash and each item (bundle/bag, 4 item limit per household) must weigh less than 40 pounds.

Residents who lost power and need to get rid of spoiled food should dispose of it as trash, or it may be taken to the Alpha Ridge Landfill for composting.  Landfill staff will direct residents to the proper area.  No meats, dairy, or fish will be accepted for compost.