County News

Fountain Rock Elementary Wins Recycling Challenge

May 20, 2019

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 20, 2019) – The Washington County Solid Waste Department is excited to announce that as a result of Washington County student efforts, 4,822 phone books were recycled in Grosh’s Lawn Service 2019 Phone Book Recycling Challenge.

Leading the collection effort with a total number of 3,424 phone books, the Washington County Board of Commissioners is pleased to recognize the outstanding achievement of Fountain Rock Elementary -- this year's first place winner. Fountain Rock Elementary averaged 13.4 phone books collected per student.

Hancock and Williamsport Elementary placed second and third respectively collecting a combined total of 1,339 phone books. Heritage Academy and Cascade Elementary rounded out the top five.

The top five schools received prizes ranging from $70 - $675 dollars.

Sponsors for the 2019 Phone Book Recycling Challenge prizes include: Grosh's Lawn Service, and the Washington County Teachers Federal Credit Union.

For additional information contact Public Relations and Marketing Director Danielle Weaver at 240-313-2380.