Local Events

A listing of local information to help residents recycle more and waste less! Only events marked as "DSWM" (Dept. of Solid Waste Mgmt.)are programs of Frederick County Government. All others are community events. Know of an upcoming event that can help residents waste less or recycle more? Let us know! Send event info to ACreamer@FrederickCountyMD.gov.

DSWM Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event

May 2020, Date To Be Determined
8am until 2pm (two additional hours have been added to extend this event)
8349 Reichs Ford Road, Frederick 21704 (Public Safety Training Facility)
This Frederick County Government program is offered to residents only (no commercial waste) and there is no charge to drop off items such as solvents, cleaners, fluorescent lights, pesticides, etc. Please visit www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/hazwaste for complete information- including the list of materials not collected at this event. 

To subscribe to automatic reminders for these biannual events, visit our homepage and click the blue link for "My Reminders."

How Recycling REALLY Works

Ever wondered how (or if) recycling REALLY works? Sign up for this free program to learn how what you do at home is part of a complex global industry. This crash course will cover: how to recycle effectively, what can (and can't) be recycled in Frederick County (and why), and describe the impact that “wish-cycling” of non-recyclable materials has on the program. We'll take a look at how recycling gets sorted, where it gets sold and what the future of the program might look like. Participants may bring in packaging or material samples they have questions about. Please note: this is an adult level program.

   ***  --Programs are free, but classroom space is limited so RSVP is requested!-- 
Please RSVP for any of these programs by using this link:

Saturday, February 1, 11am - 12:30pm, at Thurmont Regional Library in the Community Room, 76 E. Moser Road, Thurmont

Monday, March 2, 1 - 2:30pm, at Myersville Library, 8 Harp Place, Myersville

Tuesday, March 3, 1pm - 2pm, at the Univ. MD Extension Office, 330 Montevue Lane, Frederick

Tuesday, April 21, 10 - 11:30am, at Catoctin Creek Park Nature Center, 2929 Sumantown Rd, Middletown

Saturday, May 9, 2 - 3:30pm, at C Burr Artz Library in the Community Room, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick

Document Shredding Events

 - These programs are not affiliated with Frederick County Government; please contact the event organizers for additional information.  -  Contact us to have your event listed here! 

AllShred Community Shred Events. For details and restrictions, please visit http://allshredmd.com/events:     

Family Consignment Sale Special Events

Seasonal consignment events offer great opportunities for sellers to "recycle" their still useable clothing, toys, furniture, baby gear and more, by making these items available to other families. And shopping consignment helps keep these items from being wasted. Consign and shop to save green, go green and waste less!



Kid's Closet

(Spring and fall events held.) Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick

Community "Green" Events


Thurmont Green Festival
Saturday, April 13, 10am -  2pm, Thurmont Regional Library, 76 East Moser Road, Thurmont

Join us for a day of environmental learning, conservation activities, demonstrations, food,and fun for the whole family. Office of Recycling staff will be on hand to answer all your questions - and test your knowledge!

Middletown Green Expo

Saturday, April 25th, 10am - 2pm, downtown Middletown

Emmitsburg Green Fest

Saturday, May 2, 10am - 2pm, Emmitsburg Community Park, 320 Mountaineers Way, Emmitsburg

Know of an upcoming event that can help residents recycle more and waste less?
 Let us know! Send event info to
ACreamer@FrederickCountyMD.gov or call 301-600-7405.

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.