FREDERICK, MD – The Division of Solid Waste and Recycling (DSWR) will host a Residential Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off event for residents of Frederick County on Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine, at the new location of 21 Stadium Drive, Frederick in the upper parking lot of NYMEO Field (Keys Baseball Stadium). Please note: participants should access the event via New Design Road, not by turning off of South Market Street.

This event provides an opportunity for appropriate, safe disposal of household items that contain hazardous components.  There is no charge for residents to drop off accepted materials. Only Frederick County residential waste is accepted; no business waste is permitted.

County residents may bring household materials such as: aerosol paints, brake fluid, flares, compact and tube fluorescent light bulbs and ballasts, fungicides, household cleaners, insecticides, mothballs, old fuel, pesticides, photographic chemicals, pool chemicals, rechargeable batteries (not alkaline), stains, sealants, smoke detectors, solvents, thinners and general household items marked “hazardous” or “toxic.”  Materials will be processed by a contractor for safe disposal at this event.

Please note that items not accepted at this event include: ammunition, biomedical waste, explosives, firearms, fire extinguishers, LED light bulbs, medicines, paint, pressurized tanks (such as for propane, helium, or freon), and radioactive materials. Other disposal or recycling options exist for these materials; please visit the DSWR website at www.frederickcountymd.gov/hazwaste for detailed instructions.  Also, items accepted year round for recycling or regular disposal at the DSWM facilities, including alkaline and lead-acid batteries, electronics, motor oil, antifreeze, sharps, solidified paint, tires, household trash or recyclables, are not collected at this special event.

To receive automatic reminders for this and future events, please visit the DSWR website, www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/recycle, and click the “My Reminders” link to subscribe.  For general information on recycling, disposal and waste reduction programs, please join the DSWR community conversation on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/FrederickRecycles. The DSWR office may also be reached by calling 301-600-2960.

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Phil Graves
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