This blog was written by the Howard County Recycling Division – Thank you!
America Recycles Day is being celebrated this year on Monday, November 15th. Since 1997, communities across the country have come together to celebrate America Recycles Day. More than a celebration, America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the United States. One day to inform and educate. One day to get our neighbors, friends and community leaders excited about what can be accomplished when we all work together. While we are all looking forward to America Recycles Day, in many ways, residents of Howard County celebrate America Recycles Day every day. Not only do thousands of Howard County residents recycle at the curb, but many residents also recycle additional items at the Alpha Ridge Landfill Residents’ Convenience Area and through retail take-back programs.
Want to know more about recycling? Howard County has a detailed and very informative website, www.howardcountyrecycles.org which provides information about recycling items that you might not have known were recyclable. The Specialty Recycling page highlights reuse and recycling programs including what to do with baby items, candles, CDs, electronics, medical equipment, yoga mats and much more. There are links to websites for recycling items such as batteries, electronics and CFLs. Residents can also stay up to date with recycling News and Upcoming Events and the Holiday Slide Schedule.
Want to do even more? How about composting your leaves, grass clippings and food scraps at home? The County provides free composting bins to residents; visit the Bureau of Environmental Services at 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 514 or the Alpha Ridge Landfill in Marriottsville to pick one up.
Do you want to schedule a recycling presentation? Recycling Coordinators are available to attend community meetings, religious groups, businesses, schools, etc. to spread the word about Howard County recycling. Maybe you want some help starting a recycling program or improving an existing program? The Recycling Division is here to help. Don’t hesitate to call (410−313−6444), send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website if you come across an item you aren’t sure about, think of a question, or have something you want to share.
If you would like to know more about America Recycles Day (ARD), please visit www.americarecyclesday.org. Take the pledge to recycle and learn about local ARD events.
We’re proud of Howard County residents’ commitment to the environment, but know that we all can do even better! We have a decision to make on every item we purchase, use and discard.