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Posted on: May 7, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Yard Waste Drop-Off to Reopen for Residents May 11

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Yard Waste Drop-Off to Reopen for Residents May 11
Customers Must Follow Social Distancing Guidelines 

FREDERICK, Md. – Residential customers can drop off yard waste and purchase mulch and compost at Frederick County’s facility at 9031 Reichs Ford Road beginning Monday, May 11.  The Frederick County Department of Solid Waste Management will resume accepting yard waste that has been collected within Frederick County. Yard waste must be brought to the main entrance of the facility, as the recycling drop-off center remains closed at this time. To access the facility, customers must comply with social distancing in accordance with Executive Order #20-04-15-01, which requires maintaining six (6) feet or more between people or the use of face coverings.

Normal yard waste guidelines apply. Materials must be loose or in paper bags, branches must be less than 6” in diameter and less than 8’ in length.  There is no fee to drop off yard waste for recycling. Further information is available at

Please note that, as part of the County’s efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus and protect its staff and the public, other facility restrictions remain in place. Currently, only three categories of users may bring other solid waste materials (trash) to the DSWM facility; these are:

  • commercial waste haulers
  • those that rely on the Reichs Ford Road facility for regular weekly disposal of their homes putrescible/perishable waste
  • essential businesses currently allowed to operate under State Executive Orders.

To stay up-to-date on all changes to facility procedures and use during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit


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