Alpha Ridge Landfill is Howard County’s third public landfill, and the only one open to accept waste. Alpha Ridge landfill opened in 1980, and is located on 550-acres, of which 190 acres is permitted for landfilling. Although all household trash collected from Howard County homes is currently being exported to a private landfill located in King George County, VA, residential and commercial trash is still accepted at Alpha Ridge Landfill. A small portion of Howard County trash continues to be buried at the Alpha Ridge Landfill.
NOTE: Please plan for this to incorporate some time outside/walking tour – closed toe shoes required!