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County Solid Waste Sites Offer Free Recycling of Holiday Items

County Solid Waste Sites Offer Free Recycling of Holiday Items

HAGERSTOWN, MD (December 20, 2012) -- 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 Dec. 26, 2012 through Jan. 31, 2013, excluding holidays.
Christmas Tree Recycling Locations
Trees are accepted at the following locations:
- Forty West Landfill, one mile west of Huyett's Crossroads off Route 40 on Earth Care Road (Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.)
- Greensburg Convenience Center, 13125 Bikle Road
(Tuesday-Saturday from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.)
- Hancock Convenience Center, 6502 Hess Road
(Tuesday-Saturday from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.)
- Kaetzel Convenience Center, 2926 Kaetzel Road
(Tuesday-Saturday from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.)
- Dargan Convenience Center, 2201 Dargan School Road
(Tuesday-Saturday from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.)
A two-tree limit will be observed.
Residential Electric Wiring and Holiday Lights Accepted at the Forty West Landfill
Do not throw away tangled, frayed or burned-out holiday lights this year! 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. Take advantage of the newest no-charge recycling option for Washington County residents. Please note that the listed items will only be accepted at the Forty West Landfill.
These programs, authorized by the Washington County Commissioners, are a service of the Division of Environmental Management. Please visit for more information or call the County's Recycling Office at 240-313-2796.
About Washington County, Maryland Government
Washington County, Maryland Government strives to fulfill its duty to the citizens of Washington County with regard to operational efficiency, fiscal responsibility, and responsiveness to the needs of the community. This vision is used to ably assist the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County in achieving goals for moving the County forward as present needs and future plans are addressed.
According to the Maryland Department of Legislative Services, the Washington County General Fund has one of the lowest cost per capita for services provided of all 23 counties and Baltimore City. This is attributed to the efficiency, staffing levels, and cost containment exhibited in Washington County Government operations. Visit for more information.

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