A listing of local information to help residents recycle more and waste less! Only events marked as "DSWR" (Division of Solid Waste and Recycling) are programs organized by our staff. All others listings are for community events or other agencies. Know of an upcoming event that can help residents waste less or recycle more? Let us know! Email your event info to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2023 Residential Scrap Tire Event:
October 21st- October 28th (Or until the State Of Maryland Limit of 85.4 tons is reached)
Who: Residents of Frederick County. No commercial tires or vehicles will be accepted.
Where: 9031 Reichs Ford Road, Frederick, Maryland 21704. Residents will cross scale-house via Entrance Road, provide proper identification, and follow signs to the tire drop-off site.
Limits: Residents can recycle up to 10 tires from passenger vehicles and light trucks that do not exceed 33" during this event. In the case that tonnage is reached during this event, notification will be displayed here and on our social media.
DSWR Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event
LOCATION: 21 Stadium Drive, Frederick 21703 (NYMEO Field/Keys Baseball stadium parking lot)
This Frederick County Government program is offered to residents only (no commercial waste) and there is no charge to drop off items such as solvents, cleaners, fluorescent lights, pesticides, etc. Please visit www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/hazwaste for complete information- including the list of materials not collected at this event.
To subscribe to automatic reminders for these special drop-off events, download the Recycle Coach App or use the widget on our main page.
Document Shredding Events
Shredded paper can not be processed in the mixed materials blue bin collection program. But, because the shredded paper is the only material processed by document destruction services, there is no need to SORT the fine paper, and it gets recycled!
AllShred Community Shred Events. For dates and details of upcoming events, please visit http://allshredmd.com/events. This vendor hosts dozens of local document recycling events each year!
Family Consignment Sale Special Events
Seasonal consignment events offer great opportunities for sellers to "recycle" their still useable clothing, toys, furniture, baby gear and more, by making these items available to other families. And shopping consignment helps keep these items from being wasted. Consign and shop to save green, go green and waste less!
Kid's Closet Consignment Event
(Spring and fall events held at the Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick)
TotSwap (Spring and fall events held at the Frederick Fairgrounds.) https://totswap.net/
Know of an upcoming event that can help residents recycle more and waste less? Let us know! Send event info to Recycle@frederickcountymd.gov or call 301-600-2960.
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Request a DSWR Speaker or Program!
No class dates currently scheduled. Request a program for your group! Contact our office if your organization would like to host a class or have one of our staff speak at a meeting. Email: email@example.com or call 301-600-7405. Available adult-level programs include:
Compost Happens! Did you know that the average American household wastes about a third of the food it purchases every year? Composting is an easy DIY activity that makes a big impact on resource conservation in your local community, AND, helps reduce methane and carbon emissions that contribute to global climate change. We can show you how simple it is to compost at home, whether you live on a tiny urban lot or in the rural wide open. We’ll answer all your questions, offer three top tips for success, and ensure you can compost with confidence!
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.