A listing of local information to help residents recycle more and waste less! Only events marked as "DSWM" (Dept. of Solid Waste Mgmt.)are programs of Frederick County Government. All others are community events. Know of an upcoming event that can help residents waste less or recycle more? Let us know! Send event info to ACreamer@FrederickCountyMD.gov.
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Ever wondered how (or if) recycling REALLY works? Sign up for this free program to learn how what you do at home is part of a complex global industry. This crash course will cover: how to recycle effectively, what can (and can't) be recycled in Frederick County (and why), and describe the impact that “wish-cycling” of non-recyclable materials has on the program. We'll take a look at how recycling gets sorted, where it gets sold and what the future of the program might look like. Participants may bring in packaging or material samples they have questions about. Please note: this is an adult level program.
*** --Programs are free, but classroom space is limited so RSVP is requested!-- ***
Please RSVP for any of these programs by using this link: https://frederickcountymd.gov/FormCenter/Recycling-31/How=Recycling-REALLY-Works-Class-Signup-233
AllShred Community Shred Events. For details and restrictions, please visit http://allshredmd.com/events:
(Spring and fall events held.) Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick
Join us for a day of environmental learning, conservation activities, demonstrations, food,and fun for the whole family. Office of Recycling staff will be on hand to answer all your questions - and test your knowledge!
Middletown Green Expo
Saturday, April 25th, 10am - 2pm, downtown Middletown
Emmitsburg Green Fest
Saturday, May 2, 10am - 2pm, Emmitsburg Community Park, 320 Mountaineers Way, Emmitsburg
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.