Trash / Recycling

Trash pick-up is on Monday.

Trash and garbage containers shall not be permitted to remain in public view except on days of trash collection. All trash must be kept in a hard container. (Amended and Restated Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions 8.11)

Recycling pick-up is on Thursday.

Howard County picks up yard trimmings at the curb from April through January in most areas.

Full information about trash and recycling for Howard County can be found at The Department of Public Works - Bureau of Environmental Services. This site covers details for curbside trash/recycling collection, holiday and inclement weather schedule, Alpha Ridge Landfill (bulk item, scrap metal, and hazardous waist disposal), and more.

Holiday Schedule - Trash is not picked up on the following holidays:
New Year's Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

When trash collection falls on one of these holidays, trash collection will 'slide' to the following day. When recycling falls on these holidays, recycling will be picked up the following Thursday with the exception of Christmas and New Years, which will be the next day.