Some Landfill Services Not Available During COVID-19 Crisis

One of them is the recycling drop off center.



Frederick, Md (KM) The coronavirus pandemic has caused a lot of inconvenience for Frederick County residents, especially those who use the landfill.

During a recent appearance on WFMD’s “Morning News Express,” County Executive Jan Gardner said the landfill on Reichs Ford Road is open, but residents are asked to limit their visits to essential trips only. “We have long of cars and residents coming into  our landfill. Lot of people decided to spring clean,” she said. :”We really want to protect our employees there so that we have always enough people to operate the landfill so that we can always take the commercial waste.”

The recycling center,which takes in waste such as paper, cardboard and some plastics, along with used motor oil and yard waste, is also closed. “I have had complaints about it for sure,” Gardner said. “But we are going to stick with that because we’re going to follow the Governor’s order to not have non-essential services, and that is a non-essential service.”

The Governor has issued an executive order mandating the closure of all non-essential businesses and other organizations to reduce large numbers of people gathering together, which will help reduce the spread of the  coronavirus.

Gardner says other jurisdictions are doing it as well.



By Kevin McManus