Yard trimmings, brush, landscape debris, and other valuable organic matter are kept out of the landfill by Frederick County's advanced composting program.
Revive Staff carefully monitor incoming materials, modern equipment is used to process them, independent laboratories test the finished compost and the end result is a compost product we call Revive, because that's just what it will do for your landscape!
Revive is a high-quality horticultural product that will beautify your landscape and improve the health of your plants. Best of all, it is the end result of a natural recycling process, giving new life to old materials; that means you can "go green" and have a green thumb too!
Revive, Frederick County's premium quality compost, is only available for sale in bulk (not pre-bagged)! Open vehicles (trucks, trailers, etc.) will be loaded by DSWM staff and equipment. For those wishing to purchase small quantities (a bucket or bag load), customers may bring and hand-load their own containers.
Recycling Site Hours
Revive compost and our premium mulch* are only available for sale at the Reichs Ford Road Yard Waste Recycling site, open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Seasonal demand for these products can be high, resulting in temporary product shortages. Please call for inventory updates prior to driving out to purchase: dial 301-600-1848 and select option 8 for the mulch availability line.
Large quantity sales are available by advanced arrangements. Please call the Office of Recycling at 301-600-2960 for more information.
Cost Per Ton
Premium Double-Ground Mulch*
Residential Single-Ground Mulch
* Please note: That at peak production times our mulch may be freshly processed and not aged. Care should be used when using any freshly-mulched product around young plants as the mulch may compete for nitrogen as it goes through the biological breakdown process.
Revive compost has been aged and regularly undergoes quality and content testing, performed by independent laboratories. It is also tested to ensure there are not unsafe levels of residual herbicides, metals, or other unwanted components present in the finished product.
Please Remember: Since 1989, Maryland law has required that, "A vehicle with any load may not be driven on any highway unless the load and any covering on the load are fastened securely to prevent the load or covering from becoming loose or detached or from in any way endangering other users of the highway." This include loads of yard debris, mulch, or compost. To see the full regulations and exemptions for Transportation Article 24-106.1, visit the General Assembly website.