Frederick County’s long-range plan to coordinate and guide the physical development of the County is presented in the Frederick County Comprehensive Plan. Consistency with the County Comprehensive Plan is important for developing solid waste management goals and objectives. The solid waste management goals are intended to provide a consistent directional framework during the 20-year solid waste management planning period which are contained in the Frederick County Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP) [note: the file size is 23.5 MB], which was adopted by the County Council on June 16, 2015 via Resolution 15-10 and was approved by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) on 8-7-2015.
The amendment included in the most recent update is summarized as follows:
In accordance with Section 9-506(b) of the Environment Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Department of Solid Waste Management submitted a progress report on its review of the 10-year Solid Waste Management Plan to the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) on October 19, 2015. The MDE sent a response letter stating that the progress report complies with the requirements of the Section 9-506(b) of the Environment Article.
Draft Solid Waste Management Plan 2018-2037
Per COMAR 26.03.03.02(A), each county shall maintain a current, comprehensive solid waste plan that covers at least the succeeding 10-year period.