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Recycling Information

Recycling Fundamentals

  • A+ behaviors that will help the community recycling drop off sites.
  • Please be clean!
  • Lightly rinse off recyclable containers
  • Do not place any material outside the recycling bin
  • Close doors after dumping in recyclables
  • Be careful not to drop glass or litter
  • Try to deliver no more than a one week accumulation of recyclable& per visit
  • Cut cardboard into small flat sheets
  • Do not leave anything that is not accepted in the program.
  • Contact the Washington County Recycling Office with questions or problems at 240-313-2796 or 240-313·2790.
  • You no longer need a permit to recycle.  You can now recycle by going across the scales for $30 per ton (at the 40 West Landfill only).

What is Recyclable?

Anyone who wishes to bring six (6) or more tires in a 12 month period must obtain a Temporary Scrap Tire Waiver through the State of Maryland. Please call: 410-537-3314 to obtain a waiver or for more information. The waiver is free of charge and is usually approved within 48 hours.

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.