Waste & Recycling

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


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.

Yard Waste:

Curbside Yard Waste Pick Up is provided by the Town, starting March 3, 2022, going through December 8, 2022. Place containers and bundles at the curb before 7:00 a.m. 

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”.

Contractors 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

Bulk Trash

Bulk trash collection will be provided June 4 and November 5, 2022.

Items not acceptable for bulk trash collection include:

  • Tires
  • 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)