Per Governor Hogan and the Maryland State of Emergency, to help mitigate the spread of infection in our community, residents and businesses should avoid all non-essential outings.
Because of this, we have placed a temporary hold on all orders for recycling carts, cart repairs and cart exchanges. Reducing our workflow will allow us to reduce our staffing, to protect workers and to keep our critical services operational during the Covid-19 pandemic. Thank you for your understanding
Single-family households in Frederick County may request to receive one recycling cart(or two small hand-held recycling bins)free of charge.
This includes homes occupied by rental tenants, town homes and households in HOA-controlled communities. Residential recycling is a County service, carts are owned by the County and are assigned to an address, not to the occupants.
Use the links on this page to request a cart (or bin), report a missing cart, exchange a cart for a different size, or to request a repair or replacement for a damaged cart.
Sizes of Wheeled Carts
There are three different sizes of recycling carts; all are bright blue with a black lid and wheels.
TIP:To tell what size recycling cart you currently have, check the serial number imprinted in white on the front. The first two numbers indicate what size the cart is: either 35, 65 or 95, showing how many gallons of material your cart will hold.
The dimensions of the County's wheeled recycling carts are:
Households that do not wish to use a recycling cart may request to receive two small 18-gallon open bins instead, at no charge.
If you have a recycling cart and would like a small bin in addition, they may be purchased for $7.25 each. Please call 301-600-2960 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
(DUE TO THE MARYLAND STATE OF EMERGENCY, CART DELIVERIES, REPAIRS AND EXCHANGES ARE NOT BEING PROCESSED AT THIS TIME.)
Obtaining an Additional Cart
Frederick County's recycling cart inventory provides one cart per household, free of charge. If you would like to obtain an additional recycling cart, you may do so by paying a one-time, fully refundable fee. Utilize the extra cart for as long as is needed, and when it is returned to us in useable condition, your original fee will be refunded in full.
To request an additional cart, please print the cart lease form, complete the required information, and mail it back to our office along with a check for your leased cart fee. (Fees are: $37 for a 35-gallon cart, $47 for a 65-gallon cart and $52 for a 95-gallon cart.) Your additional cart will be delivered after your check is processed; you will receive a copy of your cart lease agreement. For more information, please call 301-600-2960 or send email to email@example.com.
Picking Up a Cart
If you do not wish to await delivery, recycling carts and bins may also be obtained directly from the Department of Solid Waste Management's office, Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30am and 3:30 pm. The office is located at the landfill facilities. (9031 Reichs Ford Road, Frederick; enter via the main entrance and follow signs to the Administration Office.)
~ Please note: For any transactions requiring payment, our office is only able to accept checks (not cash or credit cards). Thank you!
Rules for Cart Use
Recycling carts are the property of Frederick County Government. Do not make permanent markings or alterations.
Carts are assigned to an address, not a person. If you move, leave the cart behind, at its assigned address.
Carts should be placed at the street by 6am of your collection day, placed within 6 feet of the street.
Each household is entitled to one cart for no charge.