Waste Reduction and Recycling Award

If your business or community group has taken steps to reduce the amount of waste it creates, apply to get the recognition you deserve! Frederick County Government's annual awards program accepts applications each fall. For more information, please call Deb Moran at 301-600-7230 or send an email.

The current application period is open through November 1, 2018. You may apply online or download a pdf application form.


Waste reduction is a strategy that tackles the challenge of waste before it even begins—think of it as "pre-cycling". Waste reduction includes strategies such as implementing bulk purchasing programs, favoring reusable over disposable materials, using less packaging, and much more. Beyond pre-cycling, there are later steps that can be taken to divert valuable resources from landfill disposal; practices such as reuse policies, recycling initiatives and composting all create less waste.

Many local organizations are finding that such steps are not only for those interested in "going green" for environmental reasons, but are also smart practices for savvy businesses that want to save green on the bottom line as well!
Frederick County Government commends local organizations that are taking action to waste less of our community's resources!


Recipients of our annual award receive formal recognition and are featured in print advertising, media releases, social media and other promotions by the Department of Solid Waste Management. Kudos to the local businesses and organizations who are leading the way in wasting less! 

Prior Winners:

  • AstraZeneca
  • Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo 
  • Circle of Life Cooperative Preschool
  • The Common Market
  • Cowork Frederick
  • Engage, LLC
  • e-End
  • Fitzgerald Auto Mall-Frederick
  • Frederick Veterinary Center
  • The Frederick News Post
  • Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley
  • The Green Country Inn and Diner
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore
  • Hallowood Retreat Center
  • Hometown Harvest
  • Life Technologies
  • MOM's Organic Market
  • Morningstar Foods, LLC
  • Musket Ridge Golf Club
  • Natural Fusion Hair Studio
  • NaturaLawn of America, Inc.
  • Second Chances Garage, Inc.
  • Unique Optique
  • Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
  • Werres Corporation
  • Zavos Architecture+Design