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Residential Permits & Cash Sales

To apply for a permit visit the Solid Waste Permit Sales Building at the 40 West Landfill or any of the Transfer Stations.

Residential Permits may be purchased at the Forty West Landfill residential use lot between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.  Permits may also be purchased year round at all of our transfer stations between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.  Purchases must be made with a check only. Bring the vehicle you wish to permit so the permit can be placed on the vehicle.  You may bring trash at that time for unloading after purchase of permit

Only general household trash is covered under the Residential Permit. Construction/demolition debris is not covered under the permit.  Effective July 1, 2018, yard debris will be covered under a Yard Debris permit.  Additionally, use of the Green recycling bins and Cardboard Only recycling bins at all Convenience Centers will be covered under a $36 Recycling Permit.  Each permit is now available individually.

Cash Sales: Any county resident can use the landfill on a cash basis.  A residential permit is not required for cash sales.  We accept cash, checks, and credit card payments. Rates are $55 per ton for general household waste, $75 per ton for construction/demo debris, and $63 per ton for yard debris.  Other rates apply for special waste.  There is a $10 minimum scale fee for cash and checks.  We advise all customers to be on the scales before 3:00 PM to allow time to unload.  The In-Bound Scales close at 3:00; the Out-Bound Scales close at 3:15 PM. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Scrap Tire Permit: Any customer hauling six or more tires to the Landfill is required to obtain a Temporary Scrap Tire Haulers License from the Maryland Department of the Environment.  Please call 410-537-3314 for the license information.

Dargan Convenience Center

2201 Dargan School House Rd
7:30-3:30 Tues-Sat

Greensburg Convenience Center

13125 Bikle Road
7:30-3:30 Tues-Sat

Hancock Convenience Center

6502 Hess Road
7:30-3:30 Tues-Sat

Kaetzel Convenience Center

2926 Kaetzel Road
7:30-3:30 Tues-Sat

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

Liberal Leave is in effective for Washington County Government


Liberal leave is in effect for all non-essential personal on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, until noon. Essential personnel are expected to fulfill their duties as usual.

The starting time for today’s Board of County Commissioners meeting will be reevaluated at 9:00 am.

For those required to travel, exercise caution on the roadways. If driving is necessary, ensure your vehicle is completely cleared, drive at a reduced speed, practice caution, and avoid crowding or passing plows.
We’ll keep the public informed of any changes. Stay updated by monitoring Washington County Government’s website and social media channels for the latest information. Your safety is our priority!