Landfill Information

  1. What Do We Do Here?
  2. Navigating the Scale House
  3. Navigating the Transfer Station

The Frederick County Landfill has served the community in one shape or form for over 70 years! 

While 95% of the county's waste is transferred, The Frederick County Landfill "Site B" is still an "open" sanitary landfill that will continue to be an integral part of Frederick County's waste management, as well as various emergency management plans, well into the future. 

Site A is "capped" (no longer being filled) as part of a long-term management plan and features solar panels that offset the electricity usage of three county libraries, our scale house, and the electric buses used by Frederick County Transit. The capped construction and debris cell at site A is the base for the yard waste drop-off and compost program. 

Current Fees & Tipping Rates (Updated December 2023)

Items & Materials Per Ton  Per 20 Pounds Flat Rate
Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)
Residential and Commercial
$73.52 Cash/ Check
$80.52 Credit 
$0.74 Cash/Check
$0.81 Credit
Construction and Demolition (C&D)
Residential and Commercial 
$82.52 Cash/Check
$89.52 Credit
$0.83 Cash/Check
(Limits and conditions may apply)
$80.52 $0.81 Dispose at CCC for Flat Rate
Commercial (Limits and conditions may apply)
$164.52 $1.65 N/A
Citizens Convenience Center (CCC)  N/A N/A $8.05(Credit Only)
Mattresses (Limits and conditions)  N/A N/A MSW Rate until 6 piece limit. $28 per piece fee, thereafter, in addition to the standard MSM tipping fee. 
For a full list of fees, limits, and conditions click here. 

The Division of Solid Waste and Recycling's public facilities (transfer station, recycling drop off, Citizen's Convenience Center) and administrative offices will be closed on the following dates:

  • Monday, December 25th, 2023- Christmas 
  • Monday, January 1st, 2024- New Years Day

The County's residential recycling collections shift one day later than the normal schedule for the entire week after a facility closure.

Additionally, while the public facilities will be open, the DSWR administrative offices will be closed for business on:

  • Tuesday, December 26th. 2023