Solid Waste Department

Division of Environmental Management

12630 Earth Care Road
Hagerstown MD 21740-5212
(Google Map Directions)
Phone:  240-313-2790
Fax:  301-582-3412
TTY users may call any government office through the Maryland Relay Service

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:00am to 4:00pm

Arial photo of 40 West Landfill

All Residential & Commercial Waste now accepted at:
(Only waste generated in Washington County will be accepted)

Forty West Landfill

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Monday through Saturday for Scaled Transactions

7:00 AM - 3:30 PM - Monday through Saturday for Permit Holders

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.

12630 Earth Care Road
Located off U.S. Route 40 approximately
One Mile West of Huyetts Crossroads

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Landfill at the End of the Rainbow - May 2012

The Washington County Commissioners and the Solid Waste Department are responsible for the proper disposal of solid waste generated in Washington County. Although it is estimated that the Forty West Landfill will accommodate the County's disposal needs for approximately 50 years, waste reduction and recycling are encouraged for the benefit of all Washington County residents. Your cooperation is appreciated by County Government and your fellow residents.

How does a landfill protect the environment?

Chronicle of Solid Waste Management in Washington County

Solid Waste Collection Licensing Ordinance

Solid Waste Management and Recycling Plan


The Solid Waste Advisory Commission usually meets on the fourth Thursday of each month, at 7:00 PM, to discuss solid waste issues. Citizen attendance and participation is encouraged. Please call 240-313-2790 for suggestions, questions or information on the exact time and location of any meeting you are interested in attending.

Other Related Links:

EPA Office of Solid Waste Kids Page

Maryland Department of the Environment

Maryland Recyclers Coalition

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