As part of Howard County's Discover County Government Week activities, to be held through Saturday, tours of several facilities -- the landfill, the recycling center, the water reclamation plant and the new Glenwood Community Center -- are being offered to showcase the county's environmental initiatives.
The Department of Public Works will hold tours of the recycling center in Elkridge at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednesday. Tours of the Alpha Ridge Landfill in Marriottsville will be offered at 3 p.m.
Landfill tours are open to all ages, but anyone younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Visitors to the recycling center must be 18 or older. Registration is required.
The county's water reclamation plant will offer tours at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday. The tours include walking and stairs; wear appropriate shoes. The plant is at 8900 Greenwood Place, Savage.
Information or registration for the tour: 410-880-5810.
The Department of Recreation and Parks will offer guided and self-guided tours of the Glenwood Community Center, the county's first "green" building, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The center is at 2400 Route 97, Cooksville. The center has been awarded a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver rating. No registration is required for the tour.
For a list of Discover County Government Week activities: www.howardcountymd.gov .