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Before throwing your trash away, check the Recycling page to see if Frederick County offers a recycling program for it.

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The Frederick County Public Works Department operates a state-of-the-art Subtitle D sanitary landfill.  Find the landfill on a map with the Government Services application.  Some types of waste are only accepted at certain times, at certain locations, or under certain conditions.  Check the Household Hazardous Waste page for more information.

Hours  - Scales and Landfill Citizens' Center

  • Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Sundays: closed
  • 2017 Closing Schedule

    • January 2, 2017 (New Year's Day): closed
    • January 13, 2017 (Lee/Jackson Day): open
    • January 16, 2017 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day): close at noon
    • February 20, 2017 (Presidents Day): close at noon
    • May 5, 2017 (Apple Blossom Friday): close at noon
    • May 29, 2017 (Memorial Day): closed
    • July 3, 2017 (Independence Day): close at noon
    • July 4, 2017 (Independence Day): closed
    • September 4, 2017 (Labor Day): closed
    • October 9, 2017 (Columbus Day): close at noon
    • November 10, 2017 (Veteran's Day): close at noon
    • November 22, 2017 (Thanksgiving): close at noon
    • November 23, 2017 (Thanksgiving): closed
    • November 24, 2017 (Thanksgiving): close at noon
    • December 22, 2017 (Christmas): open
    • December 23, 2017 (Christmas): open
    • December 25, 2017 (Christmas Day): closed
    • December 26, 2017 (Christmas): open

All Citizens' Convenience Centers have different hours from the Landfill.  See the Citizens' Convenience Centers page.

Citizens' Convenience Centers

The Landfill also features a Citizens' Convenience Center for waste disposal and recycling.  See the Citizens' Convenience Centers page for hours, directions, and information.

New and Part-Time Residents

New to Frederick County? Does your vehicle bear out-of-area tags and decals? You may need a permission letter to gain access to our citizens' convenience sites. You may request the letter here.

Curbside Collection

Several private firms offer curbside pick-up for a nominal fee.  Find them on the List of Haulers.


Landfill Account Application

Submit form at the Treasurer's Office at 107 N Kent St, Winchester, VA, or by U.S. Mail to:

Frederick County VA Treasurer's Office
PO Box 225
Winchester, VA 22604

Businesses may establish an account prior to utilizing the landfill or pay at the window. A credit check may apply. Only waste which originates from Frederick and Clarke counties and the City of Winchester is accepted at the regional landfill.

All landfill users and commercial haulers may pay at the time of disposal via MasterCard or Visa, check card or check. Infrequent users of the facility are encouraged to take advantage of these payment options, thus eliminating the need for monthly invoicing. Cash is also accepted. Citizens hauling 1,000 pounds or more of debris to the landfill in a single load will be charged for the entire load at the time of disposal. The municipal tipping rate of $18 per ton shall apply, effective July 1, 2016.

Tipping Fees

 Factory  $47 / ton
 Commercial  $47 / ton
 Petroleum contaminated soil  $47 / ton
 Commercial brush
 $47 / ton
 Construction debris
 $42 / ton
 Concrete  $12 / ton
 Tires (25 and under)  

  Car tire (16" and under)

 $0.80 each

  Car tire on rim

 $1.80 each

  Truck tire (17" and over)

 $3 each

  Truck tire on rim

 $4 each

  Tractor trailer tires

 $6 each
 Tires (over 25)   $80 / ton

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