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County to explain recycling and waste plan at hearings

May 08, 2009

Washington County officials have scheduled a series of public hearings about the future of recycling and solid waste programs in the county.

The county's planning and solid waste departments are in the process of developing a new 10-year plan for the handling of solid waste and recycling of material that could affect the solid waste stream, county spokesman Norman Bassett said in a news release.

At the hearings, county officials will explain the plan and invite ideas, comments and input from residents, Bassett said.

The meeting schedule is:

o May 12 at 7 p.m. in the Boonsboro Community Building at Shafer Park

o May 13 at 7 p.m. in Smithsburg Town Hall on West Water Street

o May 19 at 7 p.m. in Hancock's Town Hall and Community Center auditorium on West High Street

o May 21 at 1 p.m. in the County Annex Building at 80 W. Baltimore St. in Hagerstown

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For more information, citizens may call the planning department at 240-313-2430 or the recycling coordinator at 240-313-2796.

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