Recycling collection is proceeding extremely slowly due to increased volume of material (from the holidays) and ongoing pandemic impacts.  Not all streets may be collected on their regularly scheduled day.

Please note:
  • The contractor's crews have between 7am and 4:30pm to complete recycling collection, although there may be delays, so please be patient.
  • If your cart is not emptied on its scheduled day, please leave it at the street (unless inclement weather is predicted overnight) and report it the next day.
  • Do not contact the Office of Recycling to report that your cart was not emptied until the day after your regularly scheduled collection.
  • Missed collections should be reported by sending email to recycle@FrederickCountyMD.gov or via the "Report a Problem" feature of the Recycle Coach app.
  • If you need to call our office (301-600-2960), please understand that due to a higher than usual volume of calls, we may not be able to answer each call; please leave a voicemail if necessary, as we do check all messages.
You can also find up-to-date information on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/FrederickRecycles 

(Residents may also use the recycling drop-off centers at the Brunswick Public Works Depot, Middletown Park, Thurmont Library, and at our 9031 Reichs Ford Road facility in Frederick.)

Covid-19 Facility Impact:

The Division of Solid Waste Management & Recycling facilities (transfer station, recycling drop-off center, yard waste drop-off) are OPEN to the public, operating on the normal schedule, Monday - Saturday, 7am - 4:30pm. 

  • Administrative offices remain closed to the public. No in-person transactions are allowed in the office until further notice.
  • At this time all transactions must be paid by credit card or check, no cash payments. 
  • All customers must wear a mask/face covering and practice social distancing while on site.
  • If you need to obtain a recycling cart (via delivery) or need to have one repaired or exchanged, please place an order here: https://www.frederickcountymd.gov/carts

Should you have any questions or need staff assistance, please send email to recycle@frederickcountymd.gov. You may also call 301-600-2960, but note that office staff are still working remotely, please be patient and leave a message if your call is not answered immediately; we will return your call.

Contact Us
We are located at 9031 Reichs Ford Road in Frederick, MD, 21704.  

  • Office hours: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Recycling/landfill site hours: 7 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Saturday
  • Phone: 301-600-2960
  • E-mail
  • And now you can use Facebook to ask questions and get recycling updates: www.Facebook.com/FrederickRecycles
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