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Recycling of holiday items in Hagerstown, Washington County

December 23, 2012

Washington County

Washington County residents can recycle Christmas trees at no charge at county Solid Waste Department facilities.

Clean Christmas trees, with all lights, ornaments and nails removed, will be accepted daily from Dec. 26 through Jan. 31, excluding holidays. A two-tree limit will be observed.

Trees are accepted at the following locations:

  • Forty West Landfill, one mile west of Huyett’s Crossroads off U.S. 40 on Earth Care Road —  Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Greensburg Convenience Center, 13125 Bikle Road —  Tuesday to Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Hancock Convenience Center, 6502 Hess Road — Tuesday to Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Kaetzel Convenience Center, 2926 Kaetzel Road — Tuesday to Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Dargan Convenience Center, 2201 Dargan School Road — Tuesday to Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Wiring and lights

Residential electric wiring and holiday lights will be accepted at the Forty West Landfill, the county said.

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The Washington County Recycling Department is offering free recycling of electrical decorative lights and associated extension cords. The wiring will be accepted regardless of condition, age or manufacturer.

Additional acceptable wiring items include power cords, telephone cords and computer cables.

The listed items will be accepted only at the Forty West Landfill, the county said.

More information can be found at www.washco-md.net or by calling the county’s recycling office at 240-313-2796.

City of Hagerstown

The 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.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 2, and Thursday, Jan. 3, — 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.
  • Friday, Jan. 4 — 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.
  • Monday, Jan.  7 — 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.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 8 — 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 residence 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 at the curb will be picked up by the department at that time.

A detailed listing of street names by quadrant can be found at www.hagerstownmd.org/treecollection.

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