April News from Howard County Recycling
Tennis Ball Recycling at Centennial Park!
According to Tennis Ball Recycling , about 130 million tennis balls are used each year in the United States. HC Rec & Parks wants to keep old tennis balls out of the landfill! Starting April 1, a collection bin will be placed at the tennis courts in Centennial Park West and Centennial Park North . What will happen to the old tennis balls? 99% of the felt will be removed and they will be ground-up to create crumb rubber products. Score!
What Should I Do With...?
Crayons and markers are NOT recyclable in your blue bin, but they can have another life. Make your own crafts or send them in for recycling. More
Household Hazardous Waste
Saturday HHW drop-off at Alpha Ridge Landfill will resume on Saturday, April 7 from 8am to 4pm.
GreenFest 2018
Explore the vendors. Connect with friends. Act on knowledge! FREE FUN for the WHOLE FAMILY! Join us at the Howard Community College on April 21 from 10am to 4pm. Rain or Shine. Paper shredding and GreenDrop donation too. Visit our GreenFest webpage for more.
Yard trim collection resumed Monday, March 12 (3 weeks early!) " Brush" up on the yard trim collection guidelines .
Work Green Howard
Every type of business, from offices to restaurants to car washes and sport complexes, create materials that can be recycled. Certify your business and become a part of WorkGreenHoward !
20 Minute Cleanup (or more, or less, anything helps!)
It's our annual Howard County spring clean­ing project! On April 12 (or any day in April), busi­nesses, schools, com­mu­nity groups, neigh­bors and indi­vid­u­als pick a loca­tion and safely pick up lit­ter . Use your reg­u­lar recy­cling and trash pickup ser­vice to dis­pose of what you col­lect and share your success! Send an email to  20minutecleanup@howardcountymd.gov with the num­ber of peo­ple who par­tic­i­pated and how many bags of recycling and trash you col­lected. More.