Frederick County Recycling


Recycling is easy and makes a ton of difference.

Frederick County Residents are encouraged to reduce their trash generation, recycle, reuse, compost yard waste and buy products made of recycled-content material whenever possible. The county offers a voluntary recycling program with a total of eleven drop off stations located throughout the county.  See the Citizens' Sites page for locations and hours.

Note: Due to a significant increase in costs combined with poor commodities market conditions, the county has been forced to end its glass recycling program. This change is effective Nov. 16, 2016. The county is hopeful that this program can be restored.  See this flyer for more details.          

Accepted for Recycling:

  • clean newspapers,
  • glossy magazines,
  • office paper,
  • shredded paper,
  • phone books, paperback books, hard cover books,
  • aluminum and steel cans,
  • plastic bottles and jugs
    • "Check the neck".  If the neck is narrow, recycle it.  Also see our brochure for what to include. 
  • paperboard (e.g., shoe boxes, soda cartons, and cereal boxes),
  • brown paper sacks,
  • flattened corrugated cardboard boxes (Landfill, Shawneeland, Greenwood, Albin, Middletown, Double Toll Gate, and Clear Brook and Gainesboro sites only),
  • tires, motor oil, and antifreeze (Landfill only),
  • electronics (Landfill only)
  • Christmas trees, seasonal
  • shoes, handbags, belts, hats, luggage
  • textiles
  • plastic bags

All materials should be loose when placed into collection containers. Please remove and recycle all bags and boxes used for transport.

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