For extensive information on recycling opportunities in Howard County, visit HowardCountyRecycles.org. You will find information on topics ranging from Specialty Item Recycling to the Feed The Green Bin Program to establishing recycling programs at Apartments, Condos and Businesses and much more!!
Howard County residents with County-provided collection can place recyclables all together in the same container. A blue cart, bin or see-through bag is all you need. Recyclable items include paper, most plastics, metal cans, cardboard and glass. Residents are provided one recycling container per household, but may be exchanged for a different size if needed. Damaged carts can be repaired or replaced, however residents are responsible for keeping them clean.
The Resident’s Convenience Area at Alpha Ridge Landfill is a great resource for additional recycling opportunities for all Howard County Residents! Items ranging from scrap metal to reusable building materials to used cooking oil can be brought in for recycling. Visit the website for up to date details about opening hours and a complete list accepted items.
Composting is an easy, safe and natural way to convert leaves, grass clippings and food scraps into a valuable soil amendment. When spread in the garden, compost improves soil aeration, water retention and root penetration as well as providing valuable nutrients to plants. Interested Howard County residents can get a free backyard compost bin and instruction booklet, while supplies last. For details, please visit the Howard County Bureau of Environmental Services Composting page.