Maryland Recycling Act

State of Maryland law requires all jurisdictions to report the recycling activity that occurs within their boundaries each year. This data is used to generate each county’s overall recycling rate.  Your participation in this process is critical to helping Frederick County achieve the highest recycling rate possible!
 Because commercial recyclables are collected by private vendors, our office does not know how much your organization actually recycles unless you report that information. To assist in gathering this data as part of the Maryland Recycling Act (MRA), the Maryland Department of the Environment designed a survey form to help accurately measure annual recycling activity. 
Recyclable materials that are tracked include:

  • Compostables: mixed yard waste, wood waste, food waste
  • Glass: containers, mixed glass, fluorescent light tubes
  • Metals: cans, scrap, white goods
  • Paper: corrugated cardboard, mixed paper, newspaper, books, phone books, shredded paper
  • Plastic: mixed plastics, films, containers
  • Other Materials: laser toner cartridges, lead-acid batteries, oil filters, wood pallets

If your business recycles any portion of its waste, we ask that you support your community's recycling goals by providing us with a little information at the beginning of each year. Thank you! 
 This process has moved online:

You can access the online reporting form by clicking here!


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