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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.

Rubber tires

Forty West Landfill

12630 Earth Care Road
Hagerstown, MD 21740

  • Landfill Hours: Monday – Saturday 7:00am –  3:30pm (Scales close at 3:00pm)
  • Convenience Center Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 7:30am –  3:30pm
  • Landfill Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00am –  4:00pm (Phones are not attended outside of these hours)
  • 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 may call any government office through the Maryland Relay Service 1-800-735-2258