DSWM Facilities

The Department of Solid Waste facilities are located at 9031 Reichs Ford Road in Frederick. There are 2 entrances to the site.

Recycle Road
The first entrance at ‘Recycle Road’ is for access to the recycling drop-off center, for free drop-off of:
  • Single stream recyclables (bottles, cans, paper, cardboard, plastic, etc.)
  • Bulky/over sized plastics (items too large to recycle curbside)
  • Small amounts of yard waste
  • Antifreeze and motor oil
  • Lead-acid batteries
  • Scrap metal and 'white goods' appliances(refrigerators, air conditioners, stoves, etc.)
Main Access Point
The second entrance is the main site access point, used when bringing in trash for disposal as well as the following materials for recycling:
  • Electronics - Charged at the rate of $0.76 per 20 pounds of materials (paid cash/check)
  • Scrap tires - Tires incur a tipping fee of $0.69 per 20 pounds (paid by cash/check)
  • Yard waste - No fee to bring in yard waste
The main entrance is also used to access the landfill, Citizen's Convenience Center, transfer station, administrative offices, and other site facilities, as well as to purchase mulch and compost.

First Stop
When you arrive at the main entrance your first stop will be at the scale house. In order to keep accurate records of the tons of waste disposed, all vehicles are weighed as they enter and exit. The staff person who greets you will ask what you are disposing and direct you to your next stop.

Proof of Residency & ID Card

The facilities are to be used for processing waste and recyclables generated in Frederick County only. On your first visit proof of residency is required, such as a driver's license, vehicle registration, or utility bill. Once residency is established, customers are provided a landfill ID card or sticker.

Site Access Hours
Monday - Saturday
7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Administrative Office Hours
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Holidays
All facilities at Reichs Ford Road are closed for the following holidays each year:
  • New Years Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
Weather-related Closings
For information during inclement weather call 301-600-1848. A recording that contains current information on any weather-related closings will be posted.

Directions
From Points North
  1. Take Interstate 70 East towards Baltimore.
  2. Take Exit 55 South Street.
  3. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left onto Reich's Ford Road.
  4. Proceed 3.5 miles, the facilities will be on your right.
From Points South
  1. Take 270 North to exit 32, Interstate 70 East towards Frederick.
  2. Take Exit 55 South Street and turn left at the bottom of the ramp.
  3. Proceed 3.5 miles, the facilities will be on your right.
For more information on the landfill and other Department of Solid Waste Management programs, please see our main webpage.