Having survived the polar vortex and this week's snow storm,we are off to a snowy start so far this winter. Winter storms can impede many Anne Arundel County services, such as curbside trash, yard waste and recycling collection. When storms hit, regularly scheduled collections may start and end later than normal. Every effort will be made to keep the regular schedule unless road and weather conditions are too treacherous. If regular collections aren't possible because of the severity of the weather or treacherous roadway conditions in certain communities or along certain streets, the collection crews will return later in the day or the following day as travel and weather conditions improve. Anne Arundel County residents can call 410-222-6100 for information or to report any concerns. County landfills and recycling facilities follow the county government work schedule announcements during inclement weather.