Signs are trash news flash

Hagerstown is using variable message signs to inform residents about changes in trash and recycling program

December 28, 2011|By KATE S. ALEXANDER |
  • A traffic sign on Frederick Street in Hagerstown scrolls a message to passing motorists about upcoming changes to the city's trash and recycling program.
By Joe Crocetta, Staff Photographer

Changes to Hagerstown's refuse service

Starting Sunday, Hagerstown’s new refuse service will feature:

  • Weekly trash pickup for most residents.
  • Twice-weekly trash pickup for those in the city center.
  • Weekly single-stream recycling.
  • Seasonal weekly yard waste collection.
  • New recycling totes to be distributed starting in early 2012.
  • A recycling-incentive program to begin by April 2012.
  • An $8 reduction in annual resident refuse bills.
  • A savings of $10 per ton in landfill fees.
  • Recycling for city center businesses up to 95 gallons.
  •  More information on recycling can be found at and

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