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April 01, 2010

Yard waste collection scheduled to resume

The City of Hagerstown's yard waste collection program will resume with set-out Tuesday for pickup Wednesday.

The program will continue through December, the city said in a release.

Materials that can be collected include leaves, grass clippings, branches and small sticks. Branches and sticks must be no larger than two inches in diameter and must be bundled in lengths of three feet or less, the city said.

Yard waste to be set at curbside must be in reusable containers such as garbage cans, or must be in cardboard boxes or paper yard waste bags. Plastic bags are not acceptable.

Anyone with questions may contact the city's Department of Engineering at 301-739-8577, ext. 126. Additional information can be found at


Dumpster program cancelled this year

The City of Hagerstown will not conduct a Spring Dumpster Program this year, due to budgetary constraints.

"The Dumpster program may continue sometime after July 1 ... which is the start of the new budget year," Public Works Manager Eric Deike said in an e-mailed release. "However, further discussions will need to be held before a final decision is made on the continuation of this program."

Deike said Hagerstown residents can continue to use the Bulk Trash Collection Program. Collections of large items are scheduled on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Arrangements for collections can be made at 51 W. Memorial Blvd. Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The minimum fee for a collection is $25.

More information on the Bulk Trash Program can be obtained online at or by calling 301-739-8577, ext. 178.

City of Hagerstown offices closed on Good Friday

The City of Hagerstown offices will be closed Friday in observance of the Good Friday holiday.

Emergency and continuous operations will remain open, the city said.

Hagerstown Recreation Department to hold yard sale

The City of Hagerstown's Recreation Department will hold its Spring Yard Sale on Saturday, April 10, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Park Stables.

More than 60 vendors will participate in the event, which will be held rain or shine.

More information can be obtained by calling 301-739-8577, ext. 190, or by sending e-mail to

Portion of South Potomac Street to be closed later this month

Beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, the unit block of South Potomac Street will be closed to traffic between Washington and Antietam streets in conjunction with the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Gala and musical production, the City of Hagerstown said.

A detour route will be established to direct traffic around the closure via East Washington Street, South Mulberry Street and East Antietam Street, the city said in a release. Motorists approaching the closure will encounter detour signs, barricades and other traffic-control devices. It is anticipated that the street will be reopened to traffic by 8 p.m. Saturday.

Emergency vehicles will be able to pass through the unit block of South Potomac Street while the closure is in effect.

Anyone with questions may contact the city's Department of Community Affairs at 301-739-8577, ext. 116.

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