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Since 2008, Howard County’s annual Green­Fest kicks off earth month through­out the County.

Each year, Green­Fest draws more than 2,000 peo­ple who enjoy work­shops, out­door activ­i­ties, oppor­tu­ni­ties for learn­ing about local non-profits, children’s crafts and nature play spaces, give­aways, food and over 100 green vendors.

In the last three years, Green­Fest included pop­u­lar oppor­tu­ni­ties for res­i­dents to donate harder-to-recycle items result­ing in:.

  • 300 used bikes for Bikes for the World,
  • Truck loads of reusable items to Good­Will and Habi­tat for Humanity,
  • Hun­dreds of shoes for Nike ReUse-A-Shoe,
  • More than 10 tons of elec­tron­ics for recycling,
  • Dozens of eye­glasses for the Lions Club, cell phones and even sewing machines.

Green Tip

Pay bills online.It’s usually free, and you can sign up for email reminders so you won’t be late.