Multiple dates, Department of Solid Waste Management, 9031 Reichs Ford Road, Frederick.
Fun, free classes to get your compost pile started - or improved! Classes are offered every spring; 2019 dates include:
- Sunday, June 9, 12 - 2pm
- Wednesday, June 12, 9:30 - 11:30am
- Saturday, June 15, 2:30 - 4:30pm
Classes are free but registration is required. For more info, please visit our composting page.
Saturday, March 30, 8am - 12pm: Urbana Volunteer Fire Dept.- 3602 Urbana Pike, Frederick https://www.facebook.com/events/2138256556262705/
Saturday, April 27, 10am - 2pm: https://www.facebook.com/events/2221389708137217/?active_tab=about
6040 New Design Road, Frederick
Residents are strongly encouraged to turn in their unused, unwanted or expired medications for safe, secure disposal. The following items may be dropped off during the event: prescription and over-the-counter medications, medical samples, pet medications, medicated ointments and lotions, syringes (must be kept separate from other materials). Participants may dispose of their medication in its original container and can remove any identifying information from the prescription label.
In addition to these single-day events, there are year-round drop-off locations located around Frederick County. Please see our Household Hazardous Waste page for more information.
Thurmont Green FestSaturday, April 13, 10am - 2pm. Thurmont Regional Library, 76 East Moser Rd., Thurmont
The County Office of Recycling will host a display at this event and collect crayons for recycling. A free zero-waste event with exhibits on preservation, conservation, and wise use of resources. Green living Ideas, fun nature crafts, animals, learn how to plant a tree, and many green educational tables to visit. https://www.visitfrederick.org/event/thurmont-greenfest/11560/
Middletown Green Expo & Coloring The Street Event
Saturday, April 27, 10am - 4pm, Main Street Middletown
The County Office of Recycling will host a display at this event and collect crayons for recycling. Free event featuring educational exhibits, local vendors and artists, live music, craft activities, food trucks, and more. Visit the Town website for more info.
Green Neighbor FestivalSaturday, May 12, 10am - 4pm. Culler Lake in Baker Park, Frederick.
The County Office of Recycling will host a display at this event and collect crayons for recycling. A wide array of "hard-to-recycle items" will be collected by event vendors. This free event features bike rides, stream clean-up, bluegill fish release, crafts and family activities, local vendors and artists, electric & hybrid vehicle displays, food trucks and live music. For more info visit: https://www.hood.edu/green-neighbor-festival
Mother Earth News Fair
Saturday/Sunday, June 1-2, Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick.
This is a national, traveling expo that features an array of workshops and lectures designed to foster sustainability and self-reliance. More than 150 workshops from leading authorities on organic gardening, homesteading and livestock, green building, and natural health. Vendors featuring sustainable products and services. Demonstrations ranging from hands-on seed saving to building mud houses to heritage breed livestock, an much more. https://www.motherearthnewsfair.com/maryland/
Office of Recycling Staff...Out and About!
If you're interested in having a speaker or display for your event, club gathering or business meeting, call 301-600-7405 or find out more online.