Town of Walkersville, Maryland

Town Hall

21 W. Frederick St.
P.O. Box 249
Walkersville, MD 21793

Recycling, Trash Collection, Yard Waste, and Illicit Discharge Reporting Information


Single stream recycling curbside pick up will be every other week on “Blue Mondays” per Frederick County’s recycling schedule. Recyclables must be placed at the curb no later than 6 am of the day of collection. Please place cart with the lid facing the street, four feet from possible obstructions. Please note: Your curbside collection is through Frederick County. Customer service matters should be directed to them by calling 301-600-2960 or sending an email.

Click here to visit the Frederick County’s Website Recycling Page


A joint Frederick County/Town of Walkersville recycling program supplies a RECYCLABLES dumpster in the parking lot behind Town Hall (21 W. Frederick Street, Walkersville) the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The dumpster is provided for all Frederick County residents and businesses, an attendant provides supervision and assistance.

** NOVEMBER 2020 – Due to Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, the Recycling Dumpster at Town Hall will be available on Wednesday, November 4th and Wednesday, November 18th instead of the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.  This will NOT alter curbside recycling pick up in any way. **

Trash Collection:

Trash collection is provided by the Town on Wednesdays. Place containers and bundles at the curb before 6:00 a.m.  J and J Trash Service will NOT take the following:

  • Items in excess weight of 45 lbs
  • Items in excess length of 3 1/2 feet
  • Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Tires
  • Mattresses
  • Paint (unless dried by adding drying agent sand, sawdust, kitty litter)
  • Yard waste

Bulk Trash:

Bulk trash collection is provided by the Town twice each year. The date is on Cable Channel 99 and this website.
Items not acceptable for bulk trash collection include:
– Hazardous materials such as pesticides, acids, toxic waste, radioactive materials, chemicals, etc.
– Liquids such as gas, kerosene, paint, etc.
– Explosives such as gun powder, firearms, ammunition, etc.
– Residential construction and demolition debris, including lumber, concrete, bricks, and drywall.
– Miscellaneous items such as dead animals, hot ashes, septic tank sludge
– More than one mattress/box spring per household
– Yard waste (because it should be put out for curbside yard waste pickup)
– Bagged household waste (because it should go to regular trash pickup)


Yard Waste:

Curbside Yard Waste Pick Up is provided by the Town every Thursday starting July 1st and going until November 30th. Place containers and bundles at the curb before 7:00 a.m. 

** Yard Waste Pick Up would normally occur on Thursday, November 26th.  However, Thanksgiving falls on the 26th this year so pick up will occur on Friday, November 27th for that week **

** Yard Waste Pick Up in 2020 has been extended until December 10th **

Acceptable materials include:

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Branches no larger than 4ft long and 4 inches in diameter. Branches and limbs must be bundled.

Residents will be required to place items in recyclable paper bags or loose in a plastic container clearly labeled “Yard Waste”.

Contractor will NOT take the following:

  • Rocks or Concrete
  • Sod or Soil
  • Mulch
  • Ashes
  • Items in excess weight of 45 lbs
  • Items in excess length of 4 feet
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Tires
  • Regular refuse/trash

Heritage Farm Park Compost Facility closed effective November 29, 2019 an is not scheduled to reopen.
This is a Frederick County facility- please contact their Office of Recycling at 301-600-2960 with questions.


Report Illicit Discharge:

Citizen Request for Service – Water Pollution Issues

Frederick County Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources – Shannon Moore  301-600-1413

Hazardous or unknown spills and emergencies requiring immediate attention – Fire and Rescue Hazmat Team – 911

Sewer spills or leaks – Frederick County Division of Utilities and Solid Waste Management – 301-600-1825 or after hours 301-600-2194

Septic Discharge, spills, or leaks – Frederick County Health Dept., Environmental Health Section – 301-600-1719 or 301-600-1603 emergency