July News from Howard County Recycling
HHW Collection Returns to Saturdays Only
Please note that our operations continue to run at reduced staffing levels. At Alpha Ridge; residents will likely experience wait times. Additionally, distribution of backyard compost bins and rain barrels to residents remains suspended. We will continue to notify the public of changes to our operations.

For additional Covid19-related updates, visit HowardCountyRecycles.org . The website is monitored and updated daily. Thank you for your continued cooperation during this time.
Alpha Ridge Landfill Updates
News You Can Use
The Alpha Ridge Landfill will be CLOSED on Saturday, July 4th. In addition:
·        Styrofoam is no longer accepted for recycling at the landfill after July 1st.
·        Bikes for the World used bicycle drop-off has reopened.
·        The Loan Closet drop-off will reopen on Monday, July 6th for donations of used home medical and rehabilitation devices.

For more information about recycling items such as styrofoam, bicycles and used home medical & rehabilitation devices, click here.
Food Scrap Recycling at Alpha Ridge Landfill
'Feed the Green Bin' is more than a curbside service.
Although the food scrap program is not available throughout the county, residents can always bring food scraps to the Residents' Convenience Center for composting. Items we collect include fruits and veggies, as well as coffee grounds and items from your cupboards such as cereal, nuts, and crackers that may have gone stale. We can also accept some small amounts of meat and fish, but no large bones or shells. Be sure to remove all packaging prior to disposal; we cannot accept any petroleum-based plastics in the container. This would include bags, wrappers, or other food containers. Look for the small green food scrap dumpster in the Residents' Convenience Center.

If you are planning a Fourth of July picnic or backyard party consider setting up a cleanup station with separate containers for recyclables, food scraps and trash. This will help keep trash out of both the recyclables and the compostable foodscraps, and you’ll be pleased to see how little needs to be disposed of as trash.
Howard County Recycling
9801 Broken Land Parkway
Columbia, MD 21046
Open Mon.- Fri., 8 am to 5 pm
Alpha Ridge Landfill
2350 Marriottsville Road
Marriottsville, MD 21104 
Open Mon.- Sat., 8 am to 4 pm
(410) 313-6444 help@HowardCountyRecycles.org