Local Events

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

DSWM Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event

Saturday, May 18, 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- including the list of materials not collected at this event.
To subscribe to automatic reminders for these biannual events visit our homepage and click the blue link for "My Reminders."

DSWM Home Composting Classes

Multiple dates, Department of Solid Waste Management, 9031 Reichs Ford Road, Frederick.
Fun, free classes to get your compost pile started - or improved! Classes are offered every spring; 2019 dates include:
   - Saturday , June 9, 12 - 2pm
   - Wednesday, June 12, 9:30 - 11:30am
   - Saturday, June 15, 2:30 - 4:30pm

Classes are free but registration is required. For more info, please visit our composting page.

Document Shredding Events

These programs are not affiliated with Frederick County Government; please contact the event organizers for additional information. 
  -  Contact us to have your event listed here! 

AllShred Community Shred Events.

For details and restrictions, please visit http://allshredmd.com/events:    

  • Saturday, May 18, 9am - 12pm, at the Town of Mount Airy Office- 615 Center St., Mt. Airy.
  • Saturday, May 18, 10am - 1pm, at the Boonsboro Green Fest- Shafer Park, 37 Park Drive, Boonsboro
  • Saturday, June 8, 9am - 12pm, at the Town of Walkersville office- 21 W Frederick St., Walkersville. Limit 5 boxes per person.
  • Saturday, June 29, 9am - 12pm, at the Town of Emmitsburg office- 300A S Seton Ave. Emmitsburg residents only.
  • Saturday, September 28, 8am - 12pm, at the Thurmont Police Dept. 800 E Main St. Canned food drive.

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

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

Community "Green" Events


Boonsboro Green Fest

Saturday, May 18, 10am- 2pm, Shafer Park, 37 Park Drive, Boonsboro
An annual event by the town of Boonsboro to promote recycling and green initiatives. Special recycling events, music, food, crafts, vendors and kids activities. For more info, visit www.boonsborogreenfest.com.

Mother Earth News Fair

Saturday/Sunday, June 1-2, 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.