Department of Solid Waste Management

9031 Reichs Ford Road, Frederick, MD 21704

Phone: 301-600-1848
Fax: 301-600-3044
Site Hours: Monday - Saturday 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Email to Landfill
Email to Recycling

Services Provided
The Department of Solid Waste Management (DSWM) is responsible for multiple services and programs in Frederick County that affect all households and businesses. This does not include trash collection services, which are provided by municipalities or private haulers and contracted by municipal governments, homeowner's associations, or individual residents.

  • Management of the currently operating solid sanitary landfill (site B) as well as monitoring and managing the closed landfill (site A)
  • Management and contractor oversight for the county's curbside residential recycling program
  • Operation of a recycling drop-off center
  • Operation of two yard waste recycling centers
  • Organization of twice-yearly Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off events
  • Educational outreach services for all of the previously listed programs
For detailed information on DSWM programs and services, please use the links on this page. Use the "News Flash" link in the box below to receive upcoming event and emergency notices.