Recycling Information

Please note, the Department of Solid Waste Management (DSWM) office and facilities will be closed on Thursday, November 26. There will be no curbside recycling collection on this day; collections for Thursday and Friday will shift one day later than than usual.

The DSWM facilities (transfer station and recycling drop-off center) will be open on Friday, November 27, but the administrative office will remain closed for the holiday.

Usermobile apps of our free mobile app get recycling information, curbside reminders and instant alerts if their collection schedule changes. Plus, special event notifications and a searchable database of what goes where- recycle, trash or compost! Download it at: 

Recycling Collection Schedules 
  • Recycling collection days do not change from year to year. However, as a convenient reminder, all single-family households are mailed a print copy of their yearly recycling calendar in each December.
  • A pdf file of your yearly printed recycling calendar may be obtained here.
  • Or, get your recycling info on-the-go with our free mobile app for iOs and Android devices:

 Need a Recycling Cart?
 See your options here.
Our companion website is dedicated solely to information about the residential curbside recycling program and is a convenient place to order a recycling cart or to see all your FAQ's answered in one spot!
Residents' Guide to Solid Waste Management in Frederick County
2012 Guidebook 
  • Wish you had a complete guide on how, what and where to recycle in Frederick County
  • Wondering what to do with scrap metal, tires, old appliances motor oil and other non-curbside recyclables?
  • Thinking that there ought to be an easy reference to disposal programs, facilities, policies and fees?
  • Look no farther! Our handy guidebook provides complete information on recycling, waste reduction, disposal programs, maps of our facilities, fees, contact numbers and much more!

    To view a copy online, click here. 

Contact Us
We are located at 9031 Reichs Ford Road in Frederick, MD, 21704.

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