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Frederick City Yard Waste Collection Notice

CONTACT: Susan Harding, Acting Public Information Officer, 301-694-1385 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 2, 2007


FREDERICK, MD ---- As a reminder, beginning May 1, 2007, Yard Waste Collection in the City of Frederick will correspond with your Neighborhood Advisory Council Area. See collection schedule below. If you need to find what NAC area you live in, visit, or contact the City’s Community Outreach Coordinator at 301-600-1384.

Yard waste must be set out prior to 4 AM on the dates listed below. HOLIDAYS: If your collection day falls on an observed holiday, yard waste should not be set out for collection until your next regularly scheduled yard waste collection day. Yard waste should be set out after 5 PM on the day preceding the scheduled Yard Waste Collection Day, and all containers must be removed by 7 PM on the day of collection. Yard waste shall be collected twice a month from May through November, 4 AM to Noon, Monday through Friday, exclusive of the holidays observed by the Frederick County Landfill.

Yard Waste Collection Schedule

NAC Area 1: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of Each Month

NAC Area 3: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of Each Month

NAC Area 4: 1st and 3rd Friday of Each Month

NAC Area 5: 2nd and 4th Friday of Each Month <--Taskers Chance

NAC Area 6: 2nd and 4th Monday of Each Month

NAC Area 7: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of Each Month

NAC Area 8: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of Each Month

NAC Area 9: 1st and 3rd Monday of Each Month

NAC Area 10: 1st and 3rd Thursday of Each Month

NAC Areas 11 & 12: 2nd and 4th Thursday of Each Month

Items which may be set out for collection include: weeds, leaves, plants (no grass clippings), bushes and branches less than six inches in diameter and less than seven feet in length.

Items which may not be set out for collection include: grass, edible products from any garden, yard, lawn, or landscaped area; all tree/shrub waste over six inches in diameter or seven feet in length; pavement, soil, sod or rocks.

Yard waste items set out for collection shall be placed next to the public curbs in front of your property, adjacent to waste enclosures serviced by the City, or alongside designated public alleys. Items may be set out for collection using up to 35 gallon capacity trash cans, or Kraft paper bags (large brown paper bags designed to dispose of yard waste-can be purchased at local home improvement, hardware, or department stores, and some grocery stores). Plastic bags are not allowed. No items or containers weighing over 50 pounds will be collected. Loose items such as leaves, branches, trimmings, weeds, flowers, must be in containers, Kraft bags or bundled with biodegradable twine or string. Place items a minimum of three feet away from automated trash collection carts.

To view the entire Yard Waste Collection Policy visit or call 301-600-1680