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More recycling allowed

Howard County Executive Ken Ulman has announced that the county's new wheeled recycling carts and bins can be filled with additional plastic, aluminum and waxed cardboard products, including yogurt tubs, lawn furniture, flower pots, aluminum foil, pie plates, milk and juice cartons, and other items.

Residents can also recycle bags filled with plastic bags as long as the bag is tied shut.

A postcard describing the new recycling options will be mailed to every Howard County residence that receives recycling collection service.

About 16,000 65-gallon carts and 5,000 18-gallon bins had already been delivered to Howard County residents by Oct. 2. Deliveries will continue until completed in December. To find out when a residence will receive its recycling cart or bin go to and click on the "My Recycling" link for the interactive map.

Nominate women for Hall

The Howard County Commission for Women is accepting nominations of outstanding women to be admitted into the 2009 Women's Hall of Fame.

Nominees must be natives of Howard County or residents for at least 10 consecutive years. The inductees will be honored at a public ceremony March 12, during Women's History Month.

Nominations are due by Nov. 12. Forms are available online at They are also available at county library branches; by calling 410-313-6400; or by e-mailing

Mail nominations to the Commission for Women, Women's Hall of Fame Committee, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 300, Columbia 21046. It must contain a completed nomination form, three letters of recommendation, a typed biographical account of no more than two pages, and a black-and-white, 5-by-7-inch head-and-shoulder photograph.

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