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Landfill Fees

Reminder: All transactions require presentation of driver's license and proof that waste was generated in Frederick County (if license is issued out of county), such as a utility bill, lease agreement or tax bill.

Tipping Fees - All Customers:
  • Effective Immediately: All customers without an existing account must pay for all transactions at time of service.
  • All tipping fees are charged in 20 pound increments.
  • This facility accepts waste generated in Frederick County only, no out-of-county materials.

Residential Tipping Fees:

Waste Category Discounted Tipping Fee for Cash/Check Payments Tipping Fee for Credit Card Payments
Municipal Solid Waste
(household trash, tires, mattresses, etc.)
$69 per ton
($.69 per 20 pounds)
$76 per ton
($.76 per 20 pounds)
Construction and Demolition Debris
(drywall, siding, lumber, concrete, etc.)
$78 per ton
($.78 per 20 pounds)
$85 per ton
($.85 per 20 pounds)
Electronics Recycling
$69 per ton
($.69 per 20 pounds)
$76 per ton
($.76 per 20 pounds)
Yard Trimmings No fee No Fee
Items Accepted at the Recycling Drop-Off Center (single-stream recyclables, scrap metal, large appliances, motor oil & filters, antifreeze, lead-acid batteries, yard waste, carpet padding) No fee No fee

Commercial Tipping Fees:
Businesses outside the County or Mount Airy town limits must pay-as-they-go or prepay.

Waste Category Discounted Tipping Fee for Cash/Check Payments Tipping Fee for Credit Card Payments
Municipal Solid Waste $69 per ton
($.69 per 20 pounds)
$76 per ton
($.76 per 20 pounds)
Construction and Demolition Debris
(Any mixed loads containing C & D debris will be charged at this rate.)
$78 per ton
($.78 per 20 pounds)
$85 per ton
($.85 per 20 pounds)
Single-Stream Recyclables
(View a list of acceptable items)
$25 per ton $25 per ton
Electronics Recycling $69 per ton
($.69 per 20 pounds)
$76 per ton
($.76 per 20 pounds)
Yard Trimmings
 no fee no fee
Tires
$160 per ton $160 per ton
Mattresses/Box Springs
 $28 per piece $28 per piece

 
Tires
  • No industrial or earth-moving tires accepted.
  • No more than 5 tires per year per resident/business without a Scrap Tire Haulers License.
  • Tires greater than 33” are charged at the commercial rate of $160 per ton.
  • Residents who have reached their 5 per year limit and have obtained a Scrap Tire Haulers License are allowed to dispose of additional tires at the commercial rate of $160 per ton.

View more information on tire disposal.

Mattresses and Box Springs
  • Residents may dispose of 3 mattresses and 3 box springs per year at the residential rate.
  • Residents may dispose of additional mattresses and box springs at the rate of $28 each.

Special Fees
Occasionally customers are assessed special fees in addition to the normal applicable Landfill fees.
  • Scrap Tire Handling Fee- $25 per tire
    • This fee is assessed when customers violate the Scrap Tire Disposal Policy, causing Department of Solid Waste Management employees to remove tires from the Landfill working face or Citizens Drop-Off Center.
  • Uncovered Load Fine- $100
    • All loads must be covered/secured so refuse cannot blow, spill or fall from the vehicle. Noncompliance can result in a $100.00 fine. (Frederick County Code of Ordinances § 1-11-39)
  • Overweight Vehicle Fine- $1.00 per 20 lbs
    • Vehicles exceeding the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) by more than 1,000 lbs. will be fined $1 over the GVW and 1,000 lb. allowance. Employees reserve the right to contact the Sheriff's Department in the case of extremely overweight vehicles.(Resolution 94-26)

Payment Options
Acceptable forms of payment are cash, check, credit card (Discover, MasterCard or Visa), money order or certified check. Checks and money orders should be made payable to Treasurer of Frederick County.

Pre-payment
Users may choose to set up a prepaid account to pay for their tipping fees. Prepaid accounts are set-up at the Scalehouse. Out-of-County businesses who are using the Landfill to dispose of waste generated in Frederick County must prepay or pay-as-they-go.

Pay-As-You-Go
Effective Immediately: All customers without an existing account must pay for all transactions at time of service.

Monthly Bill
DSWM account holders must maintain a minimum per-month charge average of $70 over a twelve month period and remit payment of the monthly invoice amount within 30 days from the invoice date. For information on opening an account, please click here.

Account payments may be mailed or delivered to:
Division of Utilities and Solid Waste Management
4520 Metropolitan Court
Frederick, Maryland 21704


System Benefit Charge (SBC)

The purpose of the charge is to pay a portion of the reasonably anticipated capital costs and operating costs for the disposal of solid waste. The charge is assessed annually on County taxes and fees bills and is charged to both residential and non-residential properties.

More information on the System Benefit Charge is available online or by calling 301-600-6000.