Recycling & Waste
Did you know that recycling just one aluminum can saves enough money to run a TV for three hours or the equivalent of half a gallon of gas? There are no limits to the amount of times aluminum can be recycled so what are you waiting for! With over 240 million tons of municipal waste produced a year in the US we all need to do our part.
Howard County has achieved a 49.77 waste diversion rate. This is the recycling rate plus source reduction credits (maximum 5%) that Maryland Counties and Baltimore City earn through activities designed to reduce the amount of waste going to the waste stream. For the latest statistics on Howard County’s recycling achievements, visit the Recycling Facts and Figures page.
Howard County has all the information you need to recycle at home or at work. Learn which products can go in your blue bins, the best way to recycle grass clippings, how to recycle electronics and even how to compost. Start recycling and help the planet, and our community, get healthier today!