February News from
Howard County Recycling
Presidents' Day - No Change
There will be REGULAR CURBSIDE COLLECTIONS on Monday, February 15th and the rest of the week.

Please place all items out by 6am to ensure collection. 
Special HHW Day
We will hold our second of three off-season Household Hazardous Waste collection days at Alpha Ridge Landfill on Saturday, February 6 from 8am - 4pm. Please see our list of acceptable material.
Can't make it this Saturday? We'll be holding one more special collection event on:

  • Saturday, March 6

The 2021 HHW season will resume the first Saturday of April.
Before you visit, don't forget!
Alpha Ridge modifications are still in place:
Visit our website for up-to-date information.
Join your neighbors
Yard Trim Collection season ended on January 15th but not for those in our
Feed The Green Bin collection program!
This food scrap collection program is only available to certain areas of the County. Food scraps account for about 30% of what we throw away. Your participation in this program helps divert this waste and create a valuable soil amendment, compost! Learn more and sign up today!
Not in our collection area? No problem! You can participate in our program by dropping food scraps off at the Residents’ Convenience Center at Alpha Ridge Landfill. Want something closer to home? Consider Backyard Composting!
Book Recycling
Was your New Year's Resolution to read more?
As you clear off your shelves to make room for new books, consider giving the old ones a second life!

Check out our newest book recycling drop-off at the Residents' Convenience Center!

Partnering with Discover Books has allowed us to accept both paperback and hardback books. Once sorted and processed, books are redistributed to support literacy efforts or resold. Any remaining books that are not fit for redistribution are recycled into new products.
Questions? Comments?
Getting your questions answered just got easier!

Need to exchange a cracked cart?
Don’t see an item on our Know Before You Throw page?
Have a suggestion for our website?

Our NEW online form let’s you easily submit a request. We’re here to help!
9801 Broken Land Parkway
Columbia, MD 21046

2350 Marriottsville Road
Marriottsville, MD 21104
Open Mon.- Sat., 8 am to 4 pm
(410) 313-6444 help@HowardCountyRecycles.org