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.

Accepted for Recycling:

All materials should be loose when placed into collection containers with the exception of plastic bags and clean shrink wrap which should be condensed into a single bag. Please remove and recycle all bags and boxes used for transport.

Now more than ever, it is important to RECYCLE RIGHT. Find out more about how contamination or trash mixed with your recyclables threatens our program. We're sharing both a local and national news story below about the state of recycling in Frederick County and the U.S.:

Global markets impact local recycling efforts

China bans America's recyclables

Please note: Follow signage at drop-offs; put clean, loose bottles, cans, jugs, papers, into collection cans; remove and discard caps; and condense all plastic bags.