Frederick County became a member of the Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority in 2004. The Authority's mission is to plan and develop waste management systems that meet the highest environmental standards while providing the most efficient and reliable waste disposal services possible.
The Authority takes an integrated approach to waste management by combining recycling with combustion and energy recovery, composting and landfilling. At the same time they place a special emphasis on waste reduction. An underlying goal, inherent in all Authority projects, is to minimize waste disposal costs.
In addition to information regarding the mission of the Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority, their website (www.nmwda.org) has links to a variety of other sites with information on recycling and solid waste management.