City, county outline disposal guidelines for Christmas trees

December 19, 2010

Washington County and the City of Hagerstown have provided the following information about Christmas tree disposal.

Washington County residents will be able to recycle Christmas trees at no charge at county solid-waste facilities.

Christmas trees, with all lights, ornaments, nails, etc., removed, will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily from Dec. 27 to Jan. 31, excluding holidays.

A two-tree limit will be observed.

Trees are being accepted at the following sites:

• Forty West Landfill, 1 mile west of Huyett’s Crossroads off U.S. 40 on Earth Care Road

• Greensburg Convenience Center, 13125 Bikle Road

• Hancock Convenience Center, 6502 Hess Road

• Kaetzel Convenience Center, 2926 Kaetzel Road

• Dargan Convenience Center, 2201 Dargan School Road

The program, authorized by the Washington County Commissioners, is a service of the Division of Environmental Management. For more information, call 240-313-2790.

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The City of Hagerstown’s Department of Public Works will begin the collection of Christmas trees as noted in the schedule below.

All ornaments, tinsel, lights and other decorations must be removed from trees or they will not be collected.

The collection schedule follows:

• Monday, Jan. 10, and Tuesday, Jan. 11 —  Northwest quadrant, from the west side of North Potomac Street to the north side of West Washington Street (U.S. 40) and all areas in between

• Wednesday, Jan. 12 — Northeast quadrant, from the north side of East Washington Street (U.S. 40) to the east side of North Potomac Street, and all areas in between

• Thursday, Jan. 13 — Southwest quadrant, from the south side of West Washington Avenue (U.S. 40) to the east side of South Potomac Street, and all areas in between

• Friday, Jan. 14 — Southeast quadrant, from the east side of South Potomac Street to the south side of East Washington Street (U.S. 40), and all areas in between

Residents may place their trees at the curb in front of their residences as early as 4 p.m. the day before their scheduled collection date and no later than 7 a.m. on their scheduled collection date.
The Department of Public Works will collect Christmas trees only. No other debris placed by the curb will be picked up by the department at these times. 

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