Local 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? Let us know! Send event info to ACreamer@FrederickCountyMD.gov.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event

Saturday, June 9, 8am - 12pm
8349 Reichs Ford Road, Frederick 21704 (Public Safety Training Facility)
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.
To subscribe to automatic reminders for these biannual events visit our homepage and click the blue link for "My Reminders."

Prescription Drug Take-Back Event

Saturday, June 2, 10am - 1pm

800 Oak Street, Frederick 21703
Frederick County residents have the opportunity to participate in an event sponsored by United Healthcare, Frederick County Health Department, and Whitesell Pharmacy. On this day, residents are strongly encouraged to turn in their unused, unwanted or expired medications for safe, secure disposal. The following items may be dropped off during the event: prescription and over-the-counter medications, medical samples, pet medications, and medicated ointments and lotions.  Participants may dispose of their medication in its original container and can remove any identifying information from the prescription label.

Document Shredding Events

These programs are not affiliated with Frederick County Government; please contact the event organizers for additional information. 
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AllShred Community Shred Events.

For more information visit http://allshredmd.com/events:    

  • Saturday, June 2, 9am - noon at Watkins Park, 615 Center St, Mt. Airy. The Mount Airy Recycling & Sanitation Commission is hosting a battery recycling and shredding event
  • Saturday, June 16, 9am - noon at Cambridge Farms Park, off Champlaine Dr in Jefferson.
  • Saturday, June 30, 11am - 2pm, 8 West Main St., New Market. Hosted by Lighthouse Financial Advisors.

Family Consignment Sales

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!  



Spring and fall events.
Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick

Kid's Closet

Spring and Fall Events. Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick

Community "Green" Events


Mother Earth News Fair

Saturday/Sunday, June 2-3, Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick.
This is a national, traveling expo that features an array of workshops and lectures designed to foster sustainability and self-reliance. More than 150 workshops from leading authorities on organic gardening, homesteading and livestock, green building, and natural health. Vendors featuring sustainable products and services. Demonstrations ranging from hands-on seed saving to building mud houses to heritage breed livestock, an much more. https://www.motherearthnewsfair.com/maryland/
Know of an upcoming event that can help residents recycle more and waste less? Let us know! Send event info to ACreamer@FrederickCountyMD.gov or call 301-600-7405.


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.