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95% of eli­gi­ble Howard County res­i­dents recy­cle approx­i­mately 110 tons of mate­r­ial at the curb every day.

Howard County col­lects about 12,000 tons of yard trim for recy­cling every year.

Since June 2012, 14 tons of Sty­ro­foam have been recy­cled at Alpha Ridge Landfill.

County res­i­dents diverted over 200 mat­tresses per month at Alpha Ridge Land­fill through the new mat­tress recy­cling program.

Green Tip

Light soy candles.The oil byproducts in most candles can’t hold a flame to options like soy, since they burn longer and take less of a toll on the planet.