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Frederick County Composts

Did you know that Frederick County produces and sells its own “premium compost?” Yard waste is collected twice a month in my community, but I never really thought much about where it’s hauled off to. Today I was glad to read that it’s composted, which is important for reducing waste. For all you folks who want to give gardening a go this year, compost is great for establishing new lawns and gardens, amending existing soil, planting trees and shrubs and mulching garden beds. And I think Frederick County is selling theirs for a pretty good price!

Frederick County’s Premium Compost is sold at $8.50 per cubic yard, $15 per ton. The compost can be purchased at the Frederick County Department of Solid Waste Management on Reichs Ford Road, Monday thru Saturday, 7am to 4:30pm. For more information, visit

If your HOA does not offer yard waste collection and you want to contribute to Frederick’s composting process, you can bring your yard clippings to be recycled at the Frederick County Department of Solid Waste Management. There is no fee for dropping off grass clippings, leaves, shrubs or tree limbs.

Here are some upcoming events on the Frederick County Department of Solid Waste Management’s calendar:

Earth Machines Compost Bin Sale
April 17, 9am to 3pm, Frederick Towne Mall
Compost bins, kitchen collectors and compost turners will all be available as well as useful info on home composting.

Go Green Earth Day Celebration
April 23, Harry Grove Stadium
Information on recycling and waste reduction will be available along with prizes and fireworks.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Day
May 22, 8am to 12pm, 8349 Reichs Ford Road
Help keep hazardous wastes out of the landfill and environment.

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