Waste Reduction and Recycling Award

Frederick County Government commends local organizations that are taking action to waste less of our community's resources.

If your business or community group has reduced the amount of waste it creates, apply to get the recognition you deserve! This annual awards program accepts applications each fall. For more information, please call Donna Corbus at 301-600-7404 or send an email.

The current application period is open through October 10, 2016. You may apply online or download a pdf application form.


Waste reduction is a strategy that tackles the challenge of waste before it even begins—think of it as "pre-cycling". Waste reduction includes strategies such as implementing bulk purchasing programs, favoring reusable over disposable materials, using less packaging, and much more. Beyond pre-cycling, there are later steps that can be taken to divert valuable resources from landfill disposal; practices such as reuse policies, recycling initiatives and composting all create less waste.

Many local organizations are finding that such steps are not only for those interested in "going green" for environmental reasons, but are also smart practices for savvy businesses that want to save green on the bottom line as well!

For more information call Donna Corbus in the Office of Recycling at 301-600-7404, or send email.


Recipients receive formal recognition from Frederick County Government and are featured in print advertising, media releases, social media and other promotions by the Department of Solid Waste Management.

Previous Winners

  • AstraZeneca
  • Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo
  • Circle of Life Cooperative Preschool
  • The Common Market
  • Cowork Frederick
  • Engage, LLC
  • e-End
  • Fitzgerald Auto Mall-Frederick
  • Frederick Veterinary Center
  • The Frederick News Post
  • Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley

  • The Green Country Inn & Diner
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore
  • Hallowood Retreat Center
  • Hometown Harvest
  • Life Technologies 
  • Morningstar Foods, LLC
  • Musket Ridge Golf Club
  • NaturaLawn of America, Inc.
  • Second Chances Garage, Inc.
  • Unique Optique
  • Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
  • Zavos Architecture+Design