December News from
Howard County Recycling
Holiday Changes - Christmas Day
There will be NO CURBSIDE COLLECTIONS on Friday, December 25th.
The Alpha Ridge Landfill and County offices will be closed on Christmas Day.
Friday curbside collections of recycling, yard trim and trash (& bulk items) will slide and be made on Saturday.

Scrap metal collection will remain as scheduled and will not slide.

Please place all items out by 6am to ensure collection. 
ARL Updates
Visit our website for up-to-date information.
Special HHW Waste Days
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) drop-off is closed for December, but there will be 3 special collections this winter:

  • Saturday, January 2
  • Saturday, February 6
  • Saturday, March 6

The 2021 HHW season will resume the first Saturday of April.
Tis the season to recycle

  • Don't toss those broken holiday lights! Recycle them through these mail-in & drop-off opportunities.

  • Give your holiday tree & natural wreaths new life. Participate in our Merry Mulch program.
Shop Smarter for the Planet
Are you a sustainable shopper?
Our new Sustainable Shopping webpage is a great resource for you to minimize your carbon footprint and make purchases with the environment in mind.
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Columbia, MD 21046
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2350 Marriottsville Road
Marriottsville, MD 21104
Open Mon.- Sat., 8 am to 4 pm
(410) 313-6444