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Recycling Drop-Off Locations


  1. Please call the Washington County Solid Waste Department at 240-313-2790 or the Recycling Office at 240-313-2796 if you have questions.
  2. This program is for Washington County residents only.
  3. A permit is now required to use Washington County Residential Drop Off boxes.
  4. 40 West Landfill In-Bound Scales Close at 3:00 p.m. Out-Bound Scales Close at 3:15p.m. Non-Permit Customers MUST be at the scales no later than 3:00 p.m. Permit holders may dump trash until 3:30 p.m.

Where To Recycle Other Materials

  • Corrugated Cardboard:  Maryland Paper
  • Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs: Lowes; Home Depot
  • Oily Wastes:  Spirit Services; SafetyKleen; Clean Venture
  • Websites to help locate recycling alternatives:
    • Recycling Maryland –
    • National Recycling Coalition –
    • Maryland Department of the Environment –
    • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency –

Washington County Residents and Businesses may contact the recycling office for additional recycling information. Call 240-313-2796 or email Tony Drury

Forty West Landfill

12630 Earth Care Road
Hagerstown, MD 21740

  • Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00am –  4:00pm
  • Landfill Hours: Monday – Saturday 7:00am –  3:30pm (Scales close at 3:00pm)
  • Convenience Centers Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 7:30am –  3:30pm
  • Permit Sales
    • Landfill: Monday – Saturday, 8:00am – 2:30pm
    • Convenience Centers: Tuesday – Saturday, 8:00am – 2:30pm

Phone: 240-313-2790
Fax: 301-582-3412
TTY users: 1-800-735-2258

AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, DIRECTV and Antietam Cable Television have Points of Presence within the county. Washington County is well served and several options are available for broadband services. Resources to help your household find the right internet service plan include Cellular telephone services are available through private local and regional vendors.