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Alpha Ridge Landfill is state of the art facility [Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock]
Alpha Ridge Landfill is state of the art facility [Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock]

Most of us seldom think about trash except to remember our curbside pickup days. In Marriottsville, we have familiarity with Alpha Ridge Landfill since it has long been a part of the community, but how well do we actually know this neighbor? Recently, I toured the facility with Operations Division Chief Jeff Dannis. Alpha Ridge is Howard County's third official landfill. The first, New Cut Landfill, operated in the Worthington Park area of Ellicott City from 1944 to 1980. The second, Carr's Mill Landfill, operated in Lisbon from 1953 to 1977. Alpha Ridge opened in 1980 on 590 acres of farmland. Currently, the landfill occupies 190 acres. The remaining acreage acts as a buffer...

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