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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