Frederick County offers drop-off collection of household refuse and recyclables for residents at no charge. There are eleven citizens' convenience sites located throughout the county. Bagged household waste may be disposed of at all locations, while large, bulky items must be taken directly to the landfill convenience center. Sites are staffed and have posted hours of operation.
Hours of Operation
7 a.m. until 6 p.m. every day EXCEPT
Wednesdays -- CLOSED
Sundays -- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Landfill site conforms to Landfill Hours (see Landfill Hours tab)
Easter Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day
Locations and Hours of Operation
Albin: Located on Indian Hollow Road (Route 679) just off of North Frederick Pike
Greenwood: Located at the intersection of Greenwood and Senseny roads behind the firehall (No trailers, please!)
Clearbrook: Located on Martinsburg Pike at Clearbrook Park
Gainesboro: Located on Gainesboro Road (Route 684) off of North Frederick Pike
Shawneeland: Located on Bowman's Lane (Route 613)
Round Hill: Located just off of McFarland Road (Route 817) along Northwestern Pike
Middletown: Located on Valley Pike at the Middletown truck scales
Double Toll Gate: Located on Front Royal Pike, just south of the Route 340 intersection
Regional Landfill: Located on Landfill Road off of Sulpher Spring Road (Route 655); 2.2 miles from the intersection of Millwood Pike and Sulpher Spring Road
Landfill Citizens' Center: Monday thru Friday: 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday: 7 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Gore: Located just off of Back Creek Road (Route 704); open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, except Wed. when site is closed. Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.
Star Tannery: Located on Brill Road (Route 603); open 1 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Wed. and Thurs. when site is closed. Open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sundays.
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Several private firms offer curbside pickup for a nominal fee. Click here for a list of operators serving Frederick County Haulers
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 on this website.
- Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Saturdays: 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- Sundays: Closed
- 2013 Holiday Closings:
- New Year's Day (January 1): Closed
- Lee/Jackson Day (January 18): Open
- M.L. King, Jr. Day (January 21): Close at noon
- President's Day (February 18): Close at noon
- Apple Blossom Friday (May 3): Close at noon
- Memorial Day (May 27): Closed
- Independence Day (July 4):Closed
- Labor Day (September 2): Closed
- Columbus Day (October 14): Close at noon
- Veterans Day (November 11): Close at noon
- Thanksgiving (November 28-29): Closed on 11/28, close at noon on 11/29
- Christmas Eve (December 24): Close at noon
- Christmas Day (December 25): Closed
Citizens' Convenience Sites have different hours from the Landfill. See the Citizens' Sites tab.
The Frederick County Public Works Department operates a state-of-the-art Subtitle D sanitary landfill. Effective June 30, 2007, tipping fees are: $45 per ton for commercial/industrial waste; $42 per ton for CDD; $24 per ton for municipal sludge; $45 for petroleum contaminated soil; and $80 per ton for special waste.
Businesses may establish an account prior to utilizing the landfill or pay at the window. Applications may be obtained online or from the treasurer's office at 107 N. Kent St. 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 will not be 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 $12 per ton shall apply.
For more information regarding landfill and solid waste disposal topics, please telephone the landfill at (540) 665-5658 or the Public Works Department at (540) 665-5643, ext. 1, or send an e-mail.
For information on safe disposal of compact fluorescent light bulbs, check out this EPA link: www.epa.gov/cfl.
Household chemicals collection
Items collected include insecticides, pesticides, pool chemicals, antifreeze (also accepted for recycling outside of hazardous waste events), transmission fluid, car batteries, fluorescent and compact light tubes, paints, thinners, solvents and household cleaners are collected for proper disposal. Several of the items collected are sent off for recycling. This event is closed to businesses.
Schedule: These events are held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from noon to 6 p.m. during the months of April through October. During the months of November, December, January, February and March, one event will be held each month on the third Wednesday of the month. All collections take place at the landfill's citizens' convenience center. Call 665-5122 for more information.
Used automobile tires are collected at the landfill for recycling and reuse. There is a modest fee of 80 cents per car and light truck tire and $3 per truck tire to cover the cost of the program. There is an additional charge of $1 per tire for tires on rims. Cash is accepted from residents for tire disposal. Tires from businesses are charged at the rate of $80 per ton. There are no cash accounts for businesses.
Used motor oil and filters and antifreeze are also recyclable at the landfill. Residents are encouraged to deposit their used motor oil and filters at the collection area located at the citizens' convenience center. Cooking oil is also recyclable. Sealed jugs up to five gallons in size accepted from residents. Please see the site attendant.
Any large appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, washers/dryers, mircowaves, are accepted at the landfill's citizens' center. Appliances are also accepted by Southern Scrap/Williams' Recycling, the Zuckerman Company Inc. and Winchester Scrap. Appliances in good working order should be donated to a local charity.
Grass clippings, leaves, twigs, and brush should be recycled at the landfill's citizens' convenience center. Yard waste is not landfilled and is not accepted at the various drop-off sites. For easy off-loading at the landfill, yard debris should be bagged or contained in refuse cans whenever possible. All plastic bags must be separated from yard debris.
Residents are also encouraged to consider backyard composting. Composting is nature's way of recycling. Combining waste items such as fruit and vegetable peels, coffee grounds, egg shells and yard debris in an open pile or closed container yields a nutrient-rich soil amendment for gardens and flower beds. For more information on how to get started, contact this office or read this document: Making Compost From Yard Waste.
Improper management of discarded needles and other sharps can pose a health risk to the public and waste workers. For example, discarded needles may expose waste workers to potential needle stick injuries and potential infection when containers break open inside garbage trucks or needles are mistakenly sent to recycling facilities. Used needles can transmit serious diseases, such as HIV and hepatitis.
The Coalition for Safe Needle Disposal comprised of businesses, community groups, nonprofit organizations, and government, promotes public awareness and solutions for safe disposal of needles, syringes, and other sharps in the community, offers guidelines to Virginians.
In general, the Frederick County recommends one of the following approaches for the safe disposal of sharps as outlined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:
- Drop Box or Supervised Collection Sites
Check with a doctor's office, hospital, or pharmacy for available collection sites.
- Mail-Back Programs
Users place used sharps in special containers and return the container by mail to a collection site for proper disposal. This service usually requires a fee. Check with your doctor or pharmacist for programs.
- At-Home Needle Destruction Devices
Several manufacturers offer products that allow users to destroy used needles at home. These devices sever, burn, or melt the needle, rendering it safe for disposal. Check with a pharmacist.
- At-Home Disposal
In Virginia, a legal but less safe method exists whereby users may place sharps into sturdy plastic containers such as laundry detergent bottles, coffee containers or even glass jars. Lids must be securely tightened and the container placed in the TRASH, never the recycling bins where recycling workers may be injured! Never use a red biohazard container or bag. The local landfill cannot accept material in these containers for disposal.