Yard Waste Drop Off / Collection

Suggestions for Managing Your Yard Waste

  • Grasscycling
  • Backyard composting
  • Drop off yard waste for no charge at 1 of the 2 County Yard Waste Collection Sites: Walkersville's Heritage Farm Park (residential use only) or the Reichs Ford Road Mulch and Composting Facility (residential and commercial use). Addresses and site hours listed below.
  • Curbside Collection: Residents of municipalities and those living in homeowner association-controlled areas may have curbside yard waste collection provided for them by these entities; please contact your Town Office or HOA for more information (Frederick County Government does not provide home yard waste collection). Residents in areas without an established yard waste collection program may wish to contact a local-waste hauler, as some offer yard waste collection in addition to regular trash service.

Yard Waste Drop Off Locations

Unbagged leaves, grass clippings, brush trimmings and limbs (no longer than 8' long and 6" in diameter) can be left by residents at 2 county locations at no cost. We do not accept soil, loose or clumped.
  • Reichs Ford Road Yard Waste Recycling Site: 9031 Reichs Ford Road, Frederick
    Monday - Saturday
    7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Walkersville's Heritage Farm Park: 9224 Devilbiss Bridge Road, Walkersville. 
    Residential drop-off only - no commercial yard waste collected at this site.
  • Hours:
    April 1 - October 31 = 9am to 7pm
    November 1 - March 31  = 9am to 4pm
  • PLEASE NOTE: The Heritage Farm Park Yard Waste Site will be closing PERMANENTLY as of November 29, 2019.
By bringing your yard waste to the Reichs Ford Road site, you are helping to create a top quality, landscape enhancing mulch and compost, available at low cost to county residents and businesses. View more information on these products.

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! 


Please call the Office of Recycling 301-600-2960, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. if you have questions about composting, mulch or general yard waste management.