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Yard Waste & Recycling

Yard Waste Drop-Off

**NOTICE: Town staff will be on site for supervision only. You must unload your waste and put in into the available dumpsters. Plastic bags are unacceptable. Items bagged in plastic must be dumped out prior to the waste being put in the yard waste or recycling dumpsters.**

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, in 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.


Christmas Tree Drop Offs:
January 9th 2021
January 16th 2021

Town Recycling

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 2020

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.

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)
Hazardous Waste

Other Useful Recycling Information:
Mattress Disposal


Shredding & Electronic Recycling
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