September News from Howard County Recycling
There will be NO curbside collection on Monday, September 2nd. All curbside collections of recycling, yard trim and trash will slide and be made one day later that week. This includes our Feed The Green Bin collection program.

The Alpha Ridge Landfill and County offices will be CLOSED.

There are 6 holidays that may affect your curbside collection.
Did you know?
Your curbside recycling is processed right here in Elkridge, Maryland. What happens at that facility? Want to join a tour or have someone talk to your students about recycling? Learn more
What "glass" can be recycled in your blue bin?
We accept glass bottles & jars in curbside recycling.
You do not need to remove lids, caps or labels.

YES (Clean. Empty. Dry)
  • any color glass food or beverage container
  • window glass
  • drinking glasses
  • mirrors
  • ceramics
  • crystal
  • fluorescent light bulbs or incandescent light bulbs
  • CorningWare or Pyrex

Not sure what to do with an item? Click here
Collection crews will not collect your recycling if it's in plastic bags or if they see any type of plastic bags/film in your recycling.

 Plastic bags and film should be taken to your local retail or grocery store. Here is a  map of plastic bag/film recycling locations  and here is what they accept .

Howard County Recycling
9801 Broken Land Parkway
Columbia, MD 21046
Open Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm
Alpha Ridge Landfill
2350 Marriottsville Road
Marriottsville, MD 21104 
Open Monday-Saturday, 8am to 4pm
(410) 313-6444