Since October 1, 2015, Maryland law requires event organizers to provide recycling at any special event that:
Further history can be found by online by searching for the MD Annotated Code, Environment Section 9-1712.
2. Implement and Monitor Recycling
Event organizers must determine what size and how many recycling containers are needed. Remember that you may be able to downsize your trash collection containers in response to the availability of recycling. Organizers should oversee placement and labeling of all recycling containers. During the event, organizers should monitor the performance of any recycling contractor involved to ensure compliance with the recycling plan.
3. Educate Participants
To ensure success, make sure event attendees know what is recyclable and what should be disposed as waste. Flyers, templates for adhesive labels and printable poster files are available for no charge on the County website:
For additional information or assistance, please contact the Frederick County Department of Solid Waste Management by calling 301-600-2960 or by sending an email.