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Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Event

To assist residents with proper disposal of hazardous wastes, the Department of Solid Waste Management hosts two free drop off events each year for hazardous material disposal - one in May and one in October.

The next drop off day will be held on October 25, 2014, from 8am until 12pm, at 8349 Reichs Ford Road in Frederick.

More info here: http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/documents/23/24/HHWDay%2010.25.14_201409231024137884.pdf

The City of Frederick’s 2014 Annual Leaf Collection Campaign

The City of Frederick Department of Public Works will begin the 2014 Annual Leaf Collection Campaign on Monday, October 27, 2014 through Friday, December 19, 2014. Vacuum leaf collectors, street sweepers and rubber tire loaders with dump trucks will be used to collect the leaves.

Leaves will be collected in all areas at least four times throughout this period. All City residents may begin to set out leaves for collection on Sunday, October 26, 2014. The last date for residents to set leaves out for collection is December 14, 2014. Residents are asked not to rake large leaf piles into the streets PRIOR to October 26th to avoid overloading the street sweepers.

Friendly reminders from DPW:
  • Leaves can be put out with your twice a month yard waste if put in acceptable bags.
  • Spraying the piles down with water will help keep them from blowing away during periods of high winds.
  • Please use off street parking during this time if available.

For more information regarding leaf and/or yard waste collection please contact the Department of Public Works at 301-600-1440.

Freecycle Roundup Scheduled for October 4th

Frederick, MD -- The City of Frederick will host another Freecycle Roundup on Saturday, October 4th from 8am-2pm. The Freecycle Roundup provides Frederick City residents the opportunity to dispose of large bulk items that they no longer need. The City will be staging the Roundup at 531 Highland Street (known as Area K).

The City found over many years that a large percentage of items previously set out for bulk trash were actually still serviceable, or could be repurposed. The objectives of the Freecycle Roundup are simple:
FEWER useful items in the landfill!
MORE items recycled!
REDUCED costs for disposal
BENEFIT local non-profits

Freecycle Roundup is for City of Frederick residents only. No sign-up or registration is required to drop off items. ID’s will be checked to verify proof of residency.

Please abide by the following guideline for the Freecycle Roundup:
• *Items listed below will be accepted.
• *All items must be less than 7 feet in length.
*Charitable organizations will be on hand and available to take donations of items.

Furniture (indoor/outdoor), Clothing, Appliances with refrigerants removed, Purses, Bicycles, Belts, Large toys (playground, kitchens, Shoes, slides, etc.), Books, Swing sets (7’ or less), CDs, DVDs, VHS, etc., Box springs & mattresses (3 each Furniture per household), must sign Electronics affidavit Computer equipment, Mowers, weed eaters, trimmers, Monitors, TVs, Grills with tanks removed.

Please call 301-600-1680 if you have any questions.

Scoop the Poop and Don’t Pollute!

The City of Frederick’s Green Initiative’s Team Launches a Pilot Pledge Program
Frederick, MD – The City of Frederick’s Green Initiative’s Team has launched a pilot “Scoop the Poop and Don’t Pollute” pledge program. Dog poop left on the ground does not fertilize the ground or just magically disappear. It is picked up by storm water runoff and runs into storm drains that ultimately empty into the Chesapeake Bay. This water is not treated or cleaned before it enters the bay, so pet waste is a significant contributor to water pollution. It also presents health risks to humans and pets. Pet waste carries bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can make people, especially children, sick. YOU can make a difference by making this pledge and encouraging others to make it too!

In exchange for your signed pledge, you will be given a free pet waste bag dispenser (while supplies last). The Green Initiates Team has also worked in partnership with Frederick County Animal Control to make the pledge a part of every dog adoption package.

To get your dispenser, print and sign the pledge and take it to Frederick’s City Hall at 101 N. Court Street, or the Frederick Municipal Annex at 140 W. Patrick Street, during business hours. By cleaning up after your pet, YOU are helping to keep The City of Frederick and Maryland’s valuable streams, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay clean!

You can access the pledge on the City’s website at http://www.cityoffrederick.com/index.aspx?NID=689. Printed copies are also available at City Hall and Municipal Annex.

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