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 ACreamer@FrederickCountyMD.gov.

DSWM Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event

Saturday, October 12
8am until 2pm (two additional hours have been added to extend this event)
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."

How Recycling REALLY Works

Ever wondered how (or if) recycling REALLY works? Sign up for this free program to learn how what you do at home is part of a complex global industry. This crash course will cover: how to recycle effectively, what can (and can't) be recycled in Frederick County (and why), and describe the impact that “wish-cycling” of non-recyclable materials has on the program. We'll take a look at how recycling gets sorted, where it gets sold and what the future of the program might look like. Participants may bring in packaging or material samples they have questions about. Please note: this is an adult level program.

Programs are  free, but classroom space is limited so RSVP is required.

Saturday October 5, 1pm - 3pm The Common Market, 5728 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick.  Please RSVP at: https://www.commonmarket.coop/classes-events/recycling-the-basics-and-beyond-free-2/

Thursday, October 10, 6:30-8pm at the Urbana Regional Library (in the community room). Please RSVP at:

More dates to be added!

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, September 28, 8am - 12pm, at the Thurmont Police Dept. 800 E Main St. Canned food drive.

Frederick County Bank Shred Days: 

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


Floods, Drought and Justice: A Multifaith Discussion on Climate

Sunday, October 20, 12pm -  4pm, Hood College, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick

Join in an afternoon of learning and conversation to learn how climate change will impact our region and be inspired by work underway to reduce our carbon footprint and to work for a just and thriving future. Learn more at:
home, in our congregations, and across our community

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.