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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

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