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A Special Message from Washington County's Director of Environmental Management

NOTICE: Please only bring regular household trash to the landfill.

The County is still operating under a State of Emergency with directives to stay home to stop the spread of COVID-19. While we understand many may be spring cleaning while quarantined at home, we request that all large, bulk item and yard waste drop-offs remain at a minimum until this global pandemic has subsided. To keep the landfill staff and community members safe, we appreciate your cooperation with this request.

40 West Landfill and all transfer stations remain open to the public with normal operating hours.

Solid Waste & Recycling


To provide effective solid waste management and recycling for the residents of Washington County while looking for new, innovative, cost effective and environmentally sound ways to conduct solid waste and recycling operations in the future.


To research ways to convert solid waste to a resource and minimize if not eliminate the need for landfills.

Forty West Landfill

12630 Earth Care Road
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Landfill Hours:  Monday – Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Office Hours:  Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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.