The Howard County Department of Public Works’ (DPW) Bureau of Environmental Services Recycling Division released an online survey to gather community input regarding recycling habits at home and in the workplace.

The survey, available at, is part of the DPW’s effort to evaluate the county’s residential and business recycling education and outreach programs. Responses will be used to refine the division’s education and outreach campaigns in an effort to increase the County’s recycling rate to 45%.

In addition to the survey, the DPW will also conduct focus groups to gain additional input from both residents and businesses. An outside, focus group recruiting firm, You can Group, will be recruiting participants over the phone. The survey can also be accessed at

With questions, visit or contact the Bureau of Environmental Services at 410-313-6444.