Upcoming Events

A listing of local information to help residents recycle more and waste less! Know of an upcoming event that can help residents recycle more and waste less? Let us know! Send event info to ACreamer@FrederickCountyMD.gov.

Middletown Green Expo

April 29, 2017
Memorial Park, Middletown
Vendors, displays and activities on all things "green", from recycling to solar energy to native plants! For more information, please visit the town website.

Spring Adult Home Composting Classes

- Monday, May 1, 10am—12pm
- Thursday, May 11, 1—3pm
- Friday, May 19, 6—8pm
- Sunday, May 21, 1—3pm
Department of Solid Waste Management
9031 Reichs Ford Road, Frederick 21704
Learn the basics - and beyond - of how to convert household organic waste into a valuable landscape amendment: compost! These classes are held at the DSWM Reichs Ford Road facility and include a tour. The program is free, but advance registration is required as space is limited. Please sign up by calling 301-600-7405 or by sending email to acreamer@frederckcountymd.gov. 

Family Consignment Sales Event
May 10-14

Frederick Fairgrounds
797 E. Patrick St., Frederick
Seasonal consignment events offer great opportunities for sellers to "recycle" their still-useable clothing, toys, furniture, baby gear and more- and to keep these items from being wasted. Consign and shop to save green and go green! 

DSWM Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Public Safety Training Facility
8349 Reichs Ford Road, Frederick 21704
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Hazardous wastes are not accepted in Frederick County's recycling program, but should be kept out of the environment—and our landfill. From medicines to rechargeable batteries, there is no charge to drop off residential hazardous materials at our special semiannual events. More info available on our website.

Document Shredding Events

 All-Shred Community Shred events. For more information visit http://allshredmd.com/events: 
  • Saturday, April 29, 2017 8am-12pm, Thurmont Police Dept. 800 East Main St., Thurmont (To benefit the Thurmont Food Bank- up to 5 boxes of documents may be shredded, please bring a canned food item per box.)

Summer 2017 Family Composting Class Schedule:

This is an introduction to composting class held at local library branches and children are welcome to attend. Classes are free but require advance registration online through the FCPL calendar at http://fcpl.evanced.info/signup/calendar or by calling the library branch.

  • Middletown  Library-  July 26,  1 pm
  • Walkersville Library-  June 20,   6:30pm
  • C Burr Artz Library-  August 2,   6:30pm
  • Thurmont Library-  August 3,  3:00pm
  • Urbana Library-  August 7,  6:30pm

Know of an upcoming event that can help residents recycle more and waste less? Let us know! Send event info to ACreamer@FrederickCountyMD.gov.

Office of Recycling Staff...Out and About!

If you're interested in having a speaker or display for your event, club gathering or business meeting, call 301-600-7405 or find out more online.