Solid Waste Management Plan

Long-Range Plan
Frederick County’s long-range plan to coordinate and guide the physical development of the County is presented in the Frederick County Comprehensive Plan. Consistency with the County Comprehensive Plan is important for developing solid waste management goals and objectives. The solid waste management goals are intended to provide a consistent directional framework during the 20-year solid waste management planning period, which are contained in the Frederick County Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP), which was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on August 22, 2013 via Resolution 13-19 and is subject to approval by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). 

The MDE responded to Frederick County's submittal of the SWMP and sent a letter to Frederick County on July 14, 2014, advising the SWMP was accepted. [Note:The file size is 21.4 MB].
Updates & Amendments
The current proposed changes to the SWMP include:
  • An amendment placing a Special Events Recycling Plan into the SWMP (Chapter 5) to meet the requirements of the Annotated Code of Maryland, Environment Article, §9-1712.

The current proposed changes and amendments can be found in this document as blue-lined changes:  
Red-Lined Version.

A document showing all proposed changes and amendments accepted as part of the SWMP document can be viewed here:
"Clean" Version.