Trash & Recycling



The City contracts trash services through J&J Trash.

Click here to see the collection map effective November 1, 2021.


Holiday Trash - As a general rule, if a holiday falls ON your scheduled collection day, then your pickup will slide to the day after the holiday.  If the holiday DOES NOT fall ON your actual collection day, then your pick up will take place as normal.


Residents are reminded of the following regulations outlined in the City's trash ordinance:

1. All solid waste must be in containers. The owners of a property are responsible for cleaning up any litter that has escaped from solid waste containers.

2. All solid waste shall be placed at the curb for collection not earlier than 6:00 p.m. on the day preceding and no later than 6:00 a.m. on those days designated for collection and solid waste containers shall be removed by 6:00 a.m. of the day following collection.

3. All solid waste including solid waste containers must be located behind the front building line of the residence or non-residential property when not placed at the public street for collection.

4. It shall be unlawful for any person to place curbside for collection, any solid waste not generated within a residential or non-residential property within the City.  It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to place solid waste on the property of another.


Failure to comply to these regulations will result in citations being issued 24 hours after notice of the violation if not corrected.


Recycling is a free service provided to Brunswick residents through Frederick County.  Click here for more information.

Additionally, a drop-off recycling site is available at Public Works, Monday-Friday, 7am - 3pm; and on Saturdays during scheduled Yard Waste Days.

Click this link to request a new recycling bin or request a replacement size bin from Frederick County.


Residents are reminded not to throw plastic bags or household trash into recycling containers at Public Works.  Containers with too many non-recyclable materials are not accepted as recycling by the Frederick County Landfill and will be disposed of as trash, rather than recycling.


Recycle Coach Website and Mobile App

The City of Brunswick is now part of Recycle Coach.  This convenient website and mobile app lets residents know their trash and recycle schedule at the click of a button.  You can also find out about yard waste programs and bulk trash events.

From your computer, click on this link to be re-directed to the Recycle Coach website.

From your mobile device, download the Recycle Coach app and search for the City of Brunswick


Official Website of the City of Brunswick, Maryland
City Hall | 1 West Potomac St. | Brunswick, MD 21716 | (301) 834-7500 | Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. |
Photos for website contributed by Vaughn Ripley, Jerry Knight, Dave Kersey, Sean Hoyden, and Brunswick Crossing