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FAQs

Can Howard County recy­cle my yogurt car­tons, card­board juice car­ton, alu­minum pie pan, Sty­ro­foam, etc.?

Down­load a chart of every­thing you can recy­cle here

Where can I get involved and help the com­mu­nity effort of green­ing and sustainability?

Please visit our “Get Involved/Volunteer” page for a list of local orga­ni­za­tions that wel­come vol­un­teers. Also con­sider “Con­tin­u­ing Edu­ca­tion” to fur­ther your knowl­edge so you can teach your neigh­bors and friends.

What does the Office of Envi­ron­men­tal Sus­tain­abil­ity do?

Read all about OES and the things we do to help Howard County become even more green!

What is a rain garden?

Visit rain gar­dens to learn all about rain gar­dens and how to build one!

Where can I buy fresh local produce?

Buy­ing local is one of the eas­i­est (and best) ways to go green. We have included a list of loca­tions of local farms, CSA’s and organic stores to help you find the best Howard County has to offer.

Which water­shed do I live in?

For infor­ma­tion on local water­sheds, rivers and streams click here [link].

What plants are native to MD?

Learn the best ways to land­scape green

What tax incen­tives are avail­able for energy effi­cient ren­o­va­tions or products?

It pays to go green! Find out how to save when you ren­o­vate or upgrade

What are Howard County’s Green Build­ing stan­dards and requirements?

Learn every­thing you need to know before build­ing green

Green Tip

Turn off water while brushingTurning off the water between rinses can save at least two gallons in one brushing session.