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Posted on: December 29, 2011

[ARCHIVED] From the Frederick County Department of Solid Waste Management

Sleet, Snow and Recycling: Green Tips for White Weather

From the Frederick County Department
of Solid Waste Management

Recycle More. Waste Less.

Sleet, Snow and Recycling: Green Tips for White Weather

When wintry weather strikes, check our Facebook page for early and up-to-the-minute information on how curbside collections may be affected. If pick ups are delayed, or in the case of severe weather, cancelled, we’ll post the information there as well as on our county government website. You can also listen in to WFMD and KEY103 radio for announcements. Our phone line will also provide winter weather messages, even if the office is closed; call 301-600-2960.

Clear a space to set your cart out. When shovelling out your driveway or sidewalk, take time to carve out a spot for your recycling cart. Carts should still be placed within six feet of the road, and the more level the spot the better, to keep the cart from tipping over.

Windy weather woes? If windblown recyclables are a concern in your neighborhood, try placing a 6” strip of packing or masking tape across the cart lid, loosely securing it to the front of the cart. The tape should be enough to hold the lid in place, but loose enough that when the cart is turned upside down for collection, the tape’s seal will break.

Too much stuff? One of the best ways to make sure your recyclables stay put in the cart is to not over-fill it. Don’t forget that we offer three sizes of carts and there is no cost to up-size to a larger model. And it’s easy to do! Just visit

Did you know you can use Frederick County Department of Solid Waste Management Facebook page to ask recycling questions, find out how winter weather is affecting curbside collections, and learn ways to waste less? Find us online:

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