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Pet Waste

Picking up your pet(s) waste is not only law but is a rule of the community association and shows common courtesy. Please be mindful and pick up after your pet(s).
Please be aware that all animals must be on a leash, and accompanied by their owners at all times.  This applies to dogs and cats.  Not only is this the policy of Spring Ridge, but it is also a Frederick County law. Owners of unleashed/unattended animals face fines by not only the County but also by Spring Ridge.  In addition to this, Animal Control can and will be called to remove unleashed/unattended animals if this problem persists.  Please be courteous to your neighbors as well as your pets.

Single Family/Townhouse: Trash, Recycling &Storage of Trash

Trash disposal and storage of trash cans has become a problem in Spring Ridge. We want to remind residents of the rules and procedures to dispose of trash and to store trash cans in the community.
The rule states: “ARTICLE IX, Section 9.02 (e): "Trash and garbage containers shall not be permitted to remain in public view except on days of trash collection and after 6 pm on days prior to trash collection. Trash shall be stored in closed metal containers or containers constructed of other suitable materials. No incinerator shall be kept or maintained on any Lot.”

  • We ask residents that when disposing of household trash to put the trash bags inside a trash container before putting the trash out for collection at the curbside. Individual trash bags should not be put out on the curbside. Animals will get into the trash bags and spread trash all over the community making the community look very unkempt.
  • The same applies to your recycling— during recycle collection days make sure the recycling is secured inside the recycle container so not to blow all over the community.
  • Trash cans (recycle cans included) should only be put out on the street for collection at 6 pm on days prior to collection. All trash containers should be put away from “public view” no later than the end of the trash collection day. When not in use trash cans should be kept in the garage, backyard or screened from public view. These rules apply to regular household trash cans and recycle cans.

With the exception of holidays and inclement weather, here is the Single Family/Townhouse trash collection schedule:

  • Household Trash—Monday & Thursday
  • Yard Waste—Yard Waste is finished for this season and will resume again on March 21st. 
  • Recycling—(glass, paper, plastic, etc.) is not a service offered by Spring Ridge. It is fully serviced by Frederick County. Frederick County Recycling can be contacted at  301-600-2960 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Your efforts in keeping the Spring Ridge community attractive and appealing are appreciated.

Yard Waste Recycling For Spring 2018

Single Family/Townhomes: FOR SPRING, Yard Waste pick-up began on Wednesday, March 15th and will take place every Wednesday thru January 10th, 2018.

Grass and other yard clippings must be placed in paper bags, kraft bags or in a clean uncontaminated container separate from household trash or the standard co-mingled recycling.  Yard Waste in plastic bags will not be accepted! 

Snow removal guidelines for the 2017-2018 season

Winter Weather Will Soon Be Here! 
Here are some of the snow removal guidelines for the 2017-2018 season.  

Single Family Homes
All streets are maintained and plowed by Frederick County including Spring Ridge Parkway and Ridgefield Drive. All sidewalks in the single-family neighborhoods are to be shoveled by the homeowner.  

Town Homes and Condos
In a snow/sleet storm, if accumulation is less than 2", the contractor is to apply chemicals to the common sidewalks and roads.  If total snow/sleet accumulation is 2-4", the contractor is to begin plowing only after 2" has actually accumulated on the roadways.  A chemical application will begin with the parking areas and private roads, followed by common sidewalks.  In a big snowstorm, the contractor will plow to open up the private roads.  However, most of the detailed snow removal work will not take place until after the snow has finished falling.  The asphalt walking path will be shoveled to the school.  However, at the corner of Ridgefield Drive, only one side of the street will be shoveled to the school.  The side that seems better to shovel is the Visitor Center side since the school itself doesn’t shovel their own path on Ridgefield Drive. There are safe cross-overs in front of the school. (Management will remain flexible on these issues as the needs change in the community.)  

Town Homes
One or two parking spots in the overflow lots should be used for snow piles. CONTRACTORS ARE NOT TO CLEAR OUT INDIVIDUAL PARKING SPOTS FOR RESIDENTS WHO MOVE THEIR VEHICLES FOR SUCH SERVICE. If multiple spots are empty at the time the plows are there, the contractor may clear them.  Please don’t shovel snow from around your vehicle and throw it back into the street or on the sidewalk.  The snow should be placed in your yard, out of the way, not in the street and not on the sidewalks.  If snow accumulation is over 4", the same treatment will be applied as described above, and careful attention will be kept to the location of snow piles.  Areas to be specifically avoided are mailboxes, fire hydrants, and bus stops.  Once accumulation reaches 4" or more, walking paths are to be cleared (one snow blower path) near the end of the storm.  As always, residents should use caution at all times.  The contractor can’t be everywhere for every weather event.  Please remember to NEVER use rock salt on any sidewalk or concrete surface.  Rock salt severely damages concrete. Please do not use it.

MOMS Club of Frederick-East

The MOMS Club of Frederick-East is a support group for stay-at-home mothers, offering support and activities for mothers and their children.  Please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information.