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Recycling Drop Off Center - Varied Materials
Drop Off Center for Recyclable Materials
The Facilities at Reichs Ford Road Accept Much More Than Just Bottles, Cans, Boxes and Jars!
The Department of Solid Waste Management is located at 9031 Reichs Ford Road in Frederick. A recycling drop off center at this site is open Monday through Saturday from 7:00am until 4:30pm. This site accepts regular, single-stream household recyclables as well as an expanded array of recycling collection for materials that cannot be placed curbside.
By entering at the "Recycling Road" entrance
(just before the main site entrance), you may bring in, for no fee, any of the recyclables accepted for curbside recycling as well as:
Bulky/Oversized Rigid Plastics:
Lawn furniture, toys (such as outdoor play sets), coolers, kiddie pools, plastic buckets, tubs and storage totes, plastic shelving, milk crates, laundry baskets, etc. (Not Accepted: garden hoses, PVC items, vinyl siding, any soft flexible plastics, anything rubber or vinyl.)
Foam carpet padding, foam couch cushions, foam-only mattresses. (Not Accepted: Jute/fiber carpet padding, Styrofoam™.)
“White goods” such as refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, air conditioners, hot water heaters, etc. (Not Accepted: small, mostly plastic appliances such as blenders, alarm clocks, etc.)
Anything made of at least 75% metal, such as bicycles, fencing, lawn mowers, wire coat hangers, grills, swing sets, aluminum lawn chairs, barbeque grills, pots and pans, file cabinets, metal shelving, etc.
Motor oil, antifreeze, lead-acid batteries. There are additional sites for motor oil and antifreeze recycling located across Frederick County; to see locations,
. For information on tires, see below. (Not Accepted for Recycling: any other automotive components.)
Our primary yard waste recycling site is accessed via the main facility entrance (see below), however, small amounts of material may be brought to the recycling drop off center where a collection dumpster has been placed for convenience.
Main Facility Entrance
The main facility entrance is used when bringing in:
Limbs and pruned branches smaller than 8’ long and 6” diameter, grass clippings, weeds, fallen leaves, etc. There is no fee to drop off yard waste. (Not Accepted: mulch, soil or root balls, construction debris, lumber, plastic bags.)
Tires are brought through the main entrance, not the recycling entrance, for a fee of $.69 per 20 pounds. Residents may bring in 5 tires per year. (For more information on scrap tire disposal, click here.)
There is a fee of $.76 per 20 pounds of electronics being recycled.
Acceptable Items Include:
all computer components and accessories, including:
keyboards & mice
routers & modems
circuit boards, chips, cards
power supplies, computer batteries
cables and cords
copiers and scanners
stereos, cd and tape players, radios
video game controllers
DVD/BluRay and VCR players
digital music players (iPods, etc.)
We are unable to provide a certificate of destruction for secure data.)
Other Drop-Off Centers
As of July 1, 2011 there are no other recycling drop off centers provided by Frederick County. Such centers existed in the past to provide recycling for single family households, but as all such homes have been offered curbside service since January 2009, the drop off centers were a duplication of service. Closing these sites will provide cost savings of over $412,000 annually.
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