Our office is located within the Department of Solid Waste Management's landfill facilities at 9031 Reichs Ford Road, Frederick 21704.

Our phone number is 301-600-2960.

Our email address is [email protected].

While you’re here, you can or larger cart, learn what should go in it and find out when your collection day is. Oh, and there’s cool stuff as well, like our tips for making recycling easier and you can even "friend" us on Facebook (do that and you can stay informed of special events, recycling collection schedule adjustments- such as for holidays or stormy weather- and other important program information. Plus contests and prizes too!)


Five Top Tips For Recycling Right!

There's a lot of great information to be found on this website, but if there are just a few things we could make sure everyone knows, they are:

  1. Set your recycling cart out no later than 6am of your designated recycling day.
  2. Make sure it’s no more than 6 feet from the street and at least 4 feet away from obstructions such as mailboxes or trees.
  3. Place the cart so that the arrows on the top of the lid face toward the street.
  4. And, of course, please fill it with the right kind of materials, but...
  5. ...Don't set your recyclables out for collection inside plastic bags.

So, what would you like to do, now?

About Frederick County’s Recycling Program

Frederick County’s residential recycling program began as a pilot project in 1991 and was originally offered to only 4,000 households. Since then, the curbside recycling program has grown significantly and converted to single-stream recycling in 2009. The County purchased new state-of-the-art containers in sizes up to 95 gallons and expanded to offer curbside recycling to all single-family homes. Today, more than 73,000 households can participate in a flourishing curbside recycling program that accepts a wide array of recyclable materials. The program continues to grow, as recycling is a key component of the Board of County Commissioners goal to achieve a 60% waste diversion rate by 2025 (as defined by the Maryland Department of the Environment).