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Recycling Information
Please use the links on the left side of the page to find specific information about our programs and services.

snowflake.pngDue to the storm forecast to affect our region, curbside recycling service will begin early on Wednesday, November 26, starting at 4am. To accommodate this change, please place carts at the curb Tuesday evening.  If your cart is not at the curb by 4am, it will be considered a “late set-out” and will not be collected. 

If possible, carts should be removed from the street after being emptied on Wednesday, in order to assist with snow removal efforts. Crews will attempt to collect recyclables wherever possible, but please be aware that weather and road conditions during the day Wednesday may cause further disruption to curbside service.  Updates on the status of the curbside recycling collection will be posted here as needed.

Users of our free mobile app get instant alerts if their curbside schedule changes! Download it at:

Thanksgiving Holiday:
The Department of Solid Waste Management facilities and offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and there will be no curbside recycling that day. All recycling pick-ups will shift one day later for the remainder of the week. The landfill facilities will reopen on Friday, November 28, but the DSWM offices will remain closed until Monday, December 1.

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 early December.
  • A pdf file of your yearly printed recycling calendar may be obtained here.
  • NEW! Get your recycling calendar on-the-go with our free mobile app! Set customized reminders to take your cart to the curb, report curbside problems, look up disposal info, and be alerted to any changes in the collection schedule- immediately! Download the app for iOs and Android devices at:

Have Curbside Questions?
Allied Waste Services administers Frederick County's residential curbside recycling program under contract. Please contact Allied directly regarding:
  • Recycling cart requests
  • Missed curbside pickups
  • Other residential curbside recycling collection issues
Allied Waste's telephone number is: 301-694-6498, or send email to: .
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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