June News from Howard County Recycling
Recycling vs Trash - Styrofoam
Styrofoam either goes in your trash or can be taken to the ARL Residents' Convenience Center for recycling (we have a special area).
Remember: Styrofoam DOES NOT go in your curbside recycling bin.
Quality is key with recyclables. How much do you know?



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Compost Bins and Rain Barrels
Pick up a free compost bin* and learn with the pros! Ongoing demonstrations with Master Gardeners from 9-11am at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on June 2nd and June 16th. And pick up your free rain barrel* with guidance on how to use it! More times and locations
*while supplies last
Save Your Time, Save Your Back, Save Your Money!
Leave grass clippings to return nutrients to your soil and improve lawn quality. Grasscycling helps the Chesapeake Bay and will not cause thatch, damage your lawn or spread disease! In fact, lawn care professionals recommend grasscycling for a greener, healthier lawn! 
4th of July Schedule

County offices will be CLOSED on Wednesday, July 4th. The Alpha Ridge Landfill will be CLOSED. There will be NO curbside collection on Independence Day. Wednesday-Friday curbside collection of recycling, yard trim and trash will slide and be made one day later that week.