Saturday, July 5, 2008

So where to start....recycle what you use

Howard County Recycling Program

County Recycling Program participants may place their recyclables out all together. Metal cans, plastic bottles, and glass bottles and jars can be combined with mixed paper and cardboard, without any need for bagging or binding the paper separately. One bin or see-through bag is all you need for your recyclable containers, mixed paper and cardboard. Yardwaste is still placed out separately. For more information, visit

Friday, July 4, 2008

Let's start at the beginning

What is recycling?
Recycling is the reprocessing of materials into new products. Recycling generally prevents the waste of potentially useful materials, reduces the consumption of raw materials and reduces energy usage, and hence greenhouse gas emissions, compared to virgin production. Recycling is a key concept of modern waste management and is the third component of the waste hierarchy. For more information on recycling, visit

Welcome to HowardCountyisGREEN blog

What is HowardCountyisGREEN blog?

Here we will attempt to inform and educate what the "green" or "environmentally friendly" movement is about and how it affects individuals and businesses. We will also provide tips and information to help consumers and businesses utilize various "green" initiatives that will help the environment. We will try to explain it in easy to understand terms hat will assist you in your "live green" everyday life.

Our goal is two-fold:
1) to help consumers and businesses gain knowledge about how to consume less and recycle more.

2) to promote "green" related events, educational material, and educate consumers on environmental friendly products and services here in Howard County, Maryland.