Yard Waste Drop-Off
The Town of Emmitsburg operates a yard waste drop-off station at the sewer plant on Creamery Rd. It's open on the first and third Saturday of each month from 9am to noon. Everyone wanting to drop-off yard waste must show ID and live within the corporate limits of Emmitsburg. This station will accept yard waste only - no regular trash.
Acceptable Yard Waste
Yard and Garden Trimmings, Grass Clippings, Leaves, Brush, & Branches, and Brown biodegradable paper bags (NO PLASTIC BAGS)
Branches should be cut in 3' lengths and must not be more than 3" in diameter.
plastic bags with root balls, dirt, sod rocks, trash or branches larger than 3' long or 3" in diameter will not be accepted.
The Town provides a recycling dumpster located at the sewer plant on Creamery Road site. The dumpster is available for public use the first and third Saturday of each month from 9am to noon. Any Frederick County resident may utilize the recycling dumpster.
Frederick County Curbside Recycling
Every other Friday - Frederick County Recycling picks-up recyclables in the Town of Emmitsburg.
Recycling schedule Emmitsburg 2017.
The schedule above came from the County’s website. You can see, print or sync your recycling schedule to a digital calendar. You can find out what is and isn’t recyclable. And by clicking on the “Collection Reminder” link, you can even set customized reminders for your street’s biweekly recycling day.
Use the County’s “Stay Informed” link to sign up for emergency alerts and quickly learn of unexpected changes to recycling collection service (such as for inclement weather or road closures) or to be notified of their special events, like Household Hazardous Waste drop-off days.
The County’s notification services use email, phone call, text, Tweet or mobile updates, whichever is preferred. All of these tools are also available as a free mobile app, which can be downloaded from the County website.
Still have questions? Call the County Office of Recycling at 301-600-2960.
Recycling Guides (Frederick County):
What Can I Recycle
Recycling the Right Way (pdf)
Recycling Plastics (pdf)
Other Useful Recycling Information: