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Food Waste

Approx­i­mately 350 back­yard com­post bins are dis­trib­uted annu­ally to county res­i­dents through a part­ner­ship with the Mas­ter Gardeners.

At a pilot com­post­ing facil­ity at the Alpha Ridge Land­fill in Marriottsville,400 tons of mate­r­ial a year is diverted from land­fills and pro­duces mulch, top­soil and other byprod­ucts to be sold to the pub­lic and used at county facilities.

Howard County’s inno­v­a­tive Feed the Green Bin pro­gram pro­vides food scrap col­lec­tion to cer­tain areas of the County. Find out more at feedthegreenbin.org.

Green Tip

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