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 of Frederick County Government. All others listings are for are community events. Know of an upcoming event that can help residents waste less or recycle more? Let us know! Send event info to E-mail
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Recycling 101: Covers how to recycle effectively, what can (and can't) be recycled in Frederick County (and why), and describes the impact that “wish-cycling” of non-recyclable materials has on the program. Examines how recycling gets sorted, where it gets sold and what the future of the program might look like. Please note: this is an adult level program.
Plastics 101: Specifically covers this most complicated class of materials. An in-depth look at how is plastic sourced, how it is manufactured, and how all that relates to what you can - and can't - place in a blue bin. We'll investigate retail greenwashing and why not to get recycling information directly from the products you buy. We also discuss ways to reduce use of plastics, especially single-use disposable items.
Online class dates to be announced soon!
Contact our office if your organization would like to host an online class!
AllShred Community Shred Events. For details and restrictions, please visit http://allshredmd.com/events:
TotSwap (Spring and fall events held at the Frederick Fairgrounds.) http://totswap.net/shop/frederick-sale/
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.