Flat Rate Trash Drop-Off at the Citizens Convenience Center

DSWM site users may be familiar with Recycle Road, the lane that leads to our recycling drop-off center. This road is now also the sole point of access for the Citizens' Convenience Center (CCC), an area designed for efficient disposal of household wastes.

The CCC, while not a new area, has recently been partitioned off from the main landfill site and is now only accessible via an automatic gate located along Recycle Road. Customers who use the CCC will pay a flat rate of $7.60 to dispose of household waste or drop off electronics for recycling.

Residents may choose to access our main facility grounds through the scale house gate, where vehicles are weighed to assess load-specific tipping fees. The new CCC entrance simply offers an additional option that may be convenient for many customers. Recycle Road also still provides access to the recycling drop-off center, where recyclable materials may be deposited for no charge.  

To utilize the new entrance to the Citizens' Convenience Center:
  • Users must have a credit card and a valid Frederick County license (no cash/check transactions or IDs with out-of-county addresses permitted).
  • ID and payment will be processed automatically, at an electronic terminal, allowing vehicles to enter the site via a mechanical gate.
  • Users will pay a flat rate of $7.60 per trip, vehicles will not be weighed.
  • Mattresses, tires, remodeling/construction and demolition debris are not accepted at this site (use main facility entrance to dispose of these items).
  • No vehicles with trailers are allowed in the Citizens' Convenience Center.
  • Vehicles must be less than 7' 6" tall to access this area. 
Condensed Site Map 2014

This new process will offer County residents the option of self-serve access to the Department of Solid Waste facilities, without having to be weighed in and out of the main entrance or visit the transfer station. Staff will still be available to assist customers as needed in the CCC area.

The scale house entrance gate may still be used for residential transactions.  The scale house main entrance continues to provide access to the transfer station, yard waste recycling site and administrative offices. This entrance is also utilized for mattress and tire disposal, as well as by all vehicles that are pulling trailers, are greater than 7' 6" in height, or are hauling commercial waste. Those who wish to pay by cash or check or those with out-of-county IDs must also utilize the main facility entrance.

Questions? Please send email to landfill@FrederickCountyMD.gov or call 301-600-1848.