Frederick County transfer station

A J&J Trash Service truck drops off garbage at the county’s waste transfer center in 2016.

Many aspects of the county's landfill facility at 9031 Reichs Ford Road in Frederick have been reopened to the public.

The transfer station, yard waste drop-off, Citizens' Convenience Center and recycling drop-off center are now open to the public, and mulch and compost sales have resumed, according to a county press release.

Administrative offices remain closed for walk-in service, and any paid transactions must be done by check or credit card. Residents who applied for and received a temporary permit to use during the coronavirus pandemic restrictions no longer will need those, but will need to pay for transcactions at the time of service.

Customers must wear face coverings or masks and maintain social distancing with six feet in between individuals. The landfill and related facilities are resuming its normal hours: 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Facilities will be closed Monday, May 25 due to Memorial Day. 

For more information, visit or call 301-600-7405.

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Steve Bohnel is the county government reporter for the Frederick News-Post. He can be reached at He graduated from Temple University, with a journalism degree in May 2017, and is a die-hard Everton F.C. fan.

(8) comments


This was another example of government over-reach. At least now I can haul my tree trimmings out there. But I have to wear a mask so that I don't breath all over the mulch piles? I wonder what the science behind that decision was? Maybe I should slip on a pair of rubber gloves over my leather gloves as I unload. Sheesh.[scared][ninja]


Really, what happened to you?

Greg F

You win for the most grandiosely overreaching dumb comment of the week with this one. Sheesh. Somebody there missed an opportunity to slip something rubber on.


Yawn [yawn]


the Landfill should have never been restricted to begin with.


I agree.


I think it was over run. So many were off and cleaning, that the commercial couldn’t get through.



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