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.

Recycling Activity Book Contest: $1,000 in prizes for students and schools!

Entry deadline is April 16, 2018

Complete details on the contest web page.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event

Saturday, May 19, 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 Events

Saturday, April 28, 10am - 2pm

Frederick County Law Enforcement officials will collect unwanted medications for safe, appropriate disposal at the following three sites:

  • Trinity School Parking Lot - 6040 New Design Road in Frederick (beside Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium stadium). The Frederick County Health Department will also have a separate syringe disposal unit at this location.
  • Natural Resources Police - 2011 Monument Road in Myersville
  • Maryland State Police Barracks - 110 Airport Drive East in Frederick 

Electronics Recycling Events

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

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, April 14, 8 - 11am at NYMEO Credit Union, 1041 W Patrick St, Frederick. Donations requested to benefit the Frederick County Humane Society.
  • Saturday, April 14, 10 - 2pm at Middletown Memorial Park, 300 South Church St., Middletown. Part of the Middletown Green Expo.
  • Saturday, April 21, 10am - 1pm at Urbana High School, 3471 Campus Drive, Ijamsville. Fundraiser for the U.H.S. Marching Band, $10 per box. ph# 240-236-7721.
  • Saturday, April 21, 9am - 1pm at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 917 N. East St., Frederick.  Bring up to 3 boxes of personal documents to be shredded for no charge- and get a coupon for the ReStore! Donations for the work of Habitat will also be accepted at the table, but are not required.
  • Saturday, April 28, 8am - 12pm at the Thurmont Police Dept., 800 E Main St., Thurmont. Canned food donations accepted.
  • Saturday, April 28, 10am - 1pm, 52 Souder Rd, Brunswick. Hosted by the Greater Brunswick Area Chamber of Commerce. ph# 240-415-8790.

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

May 9 - 13, 2018. Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick

Community "Green" Events

Middletown Green Expo

Saturday April 14, 10am - 2pm. Middletown Memorial Park, Middletown.
Free event featuring educational exhibits, local vendors and artists, live music, food truck, and more. Visit the Town website for more info.

Thurmont Green Fest

Saturday, April 21, 10am - 2pm. Thurmont Regional Library, 76 East Moser Rd., Thurmont
A free zero-waste event with exhibits on preservation, conservation, and wise use of resources. Green living Ideas, fun nature crafts, animals, learn how to plant a tree, and many green educational tables to visit. https://www.facebook.com/events/157008158354990/

Green Neighbor Festival

Saturday, May 12, 10am - 4pm. Culler Lake in Baker Park, Frederick.
A wide array of "hard-to-recycle items" will be collected by event vendors. This free event features bike rides, stream clean-up, bluegill fish release, crafts and family activities, local vendors and artists, electric & hybrid vehicle displays, food trucks and live music. For more info visit: http://ccws.hood.edu/education/outreach/green-neighbor-festival/

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/

Backyard 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! 2018 dates include:
  - Monday, April 30, 1 - 3pm
  - Friday, May 18, 6-8pm
  - Sunday May 20, 12:30 - 2:30pm
  - Tuesday May 22, 9-11am
  • Classes are free but registration is required. For more info, please visit our composting page.

  • 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.


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