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Take advantage of our many recycling outreach materials. Download brochures, posters and signs. Watch and share our educational videos and ads. Test your skills with the Know Before You Throw sorting game. Take a virtual tour of our facilities and more! Our School Recycling page provides classroom and cafeteria posters, contests, and more.

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Videos

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Howard County Recycling Commercial

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How it Works: Single Stream Recycling

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Howard County Recycling is Plastic Bag Free

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Shop Smarter for the Planet

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HoCo Schools Recycle: Cafeteria Clean-Up

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HoCo Schools Recycle: Compost Journey

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Tours

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Virtual Tours

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Learn all about Howard County's third public landfill open to both commercial and residential customers. In this virtual tour of Alpha Ridge Landfill you get a behind the scenes look at our Transfer Station, Wood Waste Drop-off Area and our state-of-the-art Composting Facility. 

Explore the many drop-off recycling opportunities available at the Residents' Convenience Center with our virtual tour or use it to plan your next trip out to Alpha Ridge Landfill.

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Alpha Ridge Landfill Guided Tour

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Schedule a tour of the Residents' Convenience Center, our state-of-the-art Composting Facility or both! Bureau staff will guide your group and discuss what is collected and what happens to all those items. Tours are typically scheduled Monday-Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Contact us to schedule.

Test your skills

Is that recyclable? Trash? Household Hazardous Waste?

Play our Know Before You Throw Sorting Game to find out. Click and drag materials to the correct bin and test your skills!

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