Residential Trash

The City collects household trash once each week, except in the City Center (Zone F) where it is collected twice per week. Normal household trash items shall be set at curbside no earlier than 4:00 p.m. the day before collection. See the Collection Schedules & Zones page for more information.

In general, trash is defined as residential items that cannot be recycled. This includes animal, fruit and vegetable waste resulting from the handling, storage, preparation, cooking and consumption of food; rags; cartons; rubber; leather; diapers; small appliances (if they are less than fifty (50) pounds in weight and do not contain refrigerant); and waste generated from normal residential household activities.

The City's residential recycling and trash collection program will not collect the following materials (click on the links where applicable for information on how to dispose of these items):

  • Any items specifically restricted or prohibited by the receiving landfill

  • Hazardous materials, used motor oil or antifreeze, liquid paint, biohazard materials, or items containing refrigerant
  • Items collected under the "Bulk Trash" program including but not limited to: appliances and furniture over 50 pounds, tires, computer equipment and electronics, vehicle batteries, mattresses, building (construction) or demolition waste, etc.
  • Recycling or trash from non-residential or out-of-City properties
  • Containers or items weighing over 50 pounds
  • Recycling or refuse from private streets or alleys unless expressly agreed to by the City

For more information, please refer to the "Disposal of Prohibited Items" page, or contact the Hagerstown Recycles Hotline at (301) 739-8577 ext. 106.