Corrosive, flammable, reactive or toxic products, found in most homes, garages & workshops, are considered Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). These products pose risks if used, stored or disposed of improperly.
Proper care is essential when dealing with Household Hazardous Waste.Alpha Ridge Landfill
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Resumes April 2
Saturdays ONLY (April through November) from 8am to 4pm at the Alpha Ridge Landfill located at 2350 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, Maryland 21104. Residents using the HHW program are required to show their drivers licenses as proof of residence in Howard County.BasicsTitleWhen are HHW Days?Content
Saturdays ONLY (April through November) from 8am to 4pm at the Alpha Ridge Landfill located at 2350 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, Maryland 21104.
Residents using the HHW program are required to show their drivers licenses as proof of residence in Howard County.TitleYES we accept the following Items:Content
|All Purpose Cleaner||Gasoline||Photography Chemicals|
|Batteries (rechargeable)||Herbicides||Rug Cleaners|
|Bathroom Cleaners||Kerosene||Rust Removers|
|Brake Fluids||Metal Polish||Scouring Powders|
|CFL bulbs and tubes||Mildew Removers||Solvents|
|Degreasers||Nail Polish Remover||Spot Removers|
|Drain Cleaners||Oven Cleaners||Swimming Pool Chemicals|
|Finishing Strippers||Paint*||Transmission Fluids|
|Furniture Polish & Wax||Paint Thinners||Upholstery Cleaners|
* Usable latex paint that is collected at the Alpha Ridge Landfill will be donated to local non-profit organizations. Call 410-313-6444 if your organization wishes to receive donated paint.TitleNO we do not accept the following items:Content
|Ammunition*||Dioxin||Kepones (an insecticide)|
|Industrial waste||Radioactive materials***|
* Visit our Know Before You Throw webpage for how to dispose of these items.
** For explosives and fireworks, call the State Fire Marshall Office of Bomb Squad (Monday - Friday, 8am to 4pm) at 410-859-7152.
*** For radioactive materials, call the State of Maryland, Department of the Environment, Office of Radiological Health at 410-537-3300.Go to Know Before You Throw TitleHow to Prepare HHWContent TitleDrop-off Area GuidelinesContent
When arriving at the Residents' Convenience Area, you will be directed to the HHW drop off area and asked to move your items to one of the analyzing tables.
On-site chemists will examine the materials. They may ask for your help in identifying any unlabeled materials that you have brought. Based on their analysis, they will determine the proper packaging for transport and disposal of the hazardous materials.Be a Responsible ConsumerTitleBuy ResponsiblyContentDownload a guide to Detox your Home TitleUse ResponsiblyContent TitleStore ProperlyContent TitleDispose ProperlyContent
Hazardous Materials in the Work Place
The EPA's Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR) announced the availability of an updated version of "Managing Your Waste: A Guide For Small Businesses."Download the guide
This guide provides an overview of the federal hazardous waste regulations to give small business owners and operators a basic understanding of their hazardous waste management responsibilities. It answers questions like “Do hazardous waste regulations apply to me?” “How do I know which generator category I am?” and “What kinds of requirements do I have to follow?” This handbook will help small businesses get on the road to proper hazardous waste management, a critical step in protecting human health and the environment.