Solid Waste Management Plan

Long-Range Plan


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). The SWMP was approved by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) on December 20, 2018.

Solid Waste Management Plan Amendments


The County Council, at a Public Hearing on October 16, 2018, approved Resolution 18-26 regarding proposed amendments to the 2018-2037 Frederick County Solid Waste Management Plan to include Fort Detrick as a source of municipal solid waste disposal at the Frederick County landfill. Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) approved the amendment on December 20, 2018.

The County Council, at a Public Hearing on October 6, 2020, approved Resolution 20-23 regarding proposed amendments to the 2018-2037 Frederick County Solid Waste Management Plan to include an Office Building Recycling Plan. Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) approved the amendment on November 25, 2020.