Community briefs

May 22, 2009

Household hazardous waste collection set

The Washington County Division of Environmental Management, Solid Waste Department, will sponsor a household hazardous waste day for residents from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at the 40 West Landfill at 12630 Earth Care Road, one mile west of Huyett's Crossroads on U.S. 40.

This event is intended for households only. There will be no charge for Washington County residents to participate.

Items accepted include fuels (including gasoline and kerosene), thinners, solvents, pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, household cleaners, pool chemicals, stains, sealants, photographic chemicals, household batteries, mothballs, compact fluorescent lamps and fluorescent lamps, mercury devices, smoke detectors, ammonia, acids, and bleaches.

This is a partial list and acceptance of all items is decided by the household hazardous waste contractor.

Call 240-313-2796 for further information or questions about specific items.

Doctors, nurses offer free health care info

Members of the public who are uninsured or underinsured are invited to stop by Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown, on Wednesday, May 27, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to find out how they can receive the health care they need at low cost or no cost.


Representatives from Washington County Hospital's patient financial services, the Washington County Department of Social Services and Maryland Physicians Care will be on hand to discuss resources available to the public.

Representatives from the Medication Assistance Center, an organization which has helped thousands of individuals obtain prescription medications at no charge, will also be available.

HCC to offer driver education program

Hagerstown Community College is now certified by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration to offer driver education classes, which are required to obtain a Maryland Class C driver's license. Each course offers a three-hour orientation, 30 hours of classroom work, and six hours of behind-the-wheel driving.

The first course begins with orientation on Wednesday, May 27, at 6 p.m., with classes held on Monday and Wednesday evenings through June.

Orientation for the second course begins Monday, July 6, at 6 p.m., with classes held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from Wednesday, July 8, through Monday, Aug. 10.

Behind-the-wheel driving sessions will be individually scheduled outside of class time.

Cost for the course is $280 per person, plus a $5 registration fee. Students are required to bring their learners' permits to the first class.

To register or for information, contact Deb Bauer, transportation safety specialist, at 301-790-2800, ext. 508.

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