Trash & Recycling


If you experience any issues with the collection of your trash, recycling, or yard waste (e.g. missed pickup, questions about delays in collection, tagged bags, etc.), please contact Waste Management at (717) 597-6919 or e-mail their Customer Service department.

The curbside collection of residential trash, recyclable materials, and yard waste is administered by the Engineering Department. Use the links below to find more information about these programs, the collection schedules, and the limitations on what the City will and will not collect.


In the Spring of 2024, new trash carts will be delivered to all residents of Hagerstown; click the link to view a Trash Cart flyer that gives information on the carts, and some FAQs about how residents should use them.





Yard Waste


Residential Trash and Recycling Collection

The City recently improved our recycling and trash collection program in the following ways:


    Trash collection, recycling collection, and yard waste collection now occur on the SAME night. In other words, one night a week you will set out EVERYTHING. 
    Zone Maps

    Recyclables (steel cans, plastic, aluminum, paper, cardboard, etc.) can all be placed together in one City-issued recycling container. There is no need to separate recyclables.

Your neighbors, business owners, and the City need your assistance and cooperation to keep our city clean! Trash, recycling and yard waste must be placed at the curb between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. on your neighborhood's assigned set-out day. It is a violation of our community standards to set trash and recycling out on the wrong day. It is also not being a responsible member of our community. Neighborhood Service Inspectors will issue one written notice in response to trash and recycling being set out on the wrong day. If trash and recycling are again placed out on the wrong day a fine will be issued to the property owner. The fine is substantial at $200 per occurrence.

At the core of our neighborhood support are efforts to advance the economy, image and quality of life in Hagerstown. Please join your neighbors, business owners and the City in keeping our city clean! 
Collection Schedule and Zone Maps

If you want to dispose of a large item (e.g. a sofa, an appliance, large pieces of furniture, etc.), please contact the Public Works Department at (301) 739-8577 ext. 178 for information on their Bulk Trash Pick-up program.

As of January 1, 2023, the rate for residential trash & recycling is $220/year.

Commercial Trash and Recycling Collection

Contact our staff at (301) 739-8577 ext. 106 and we will be happy to review options with you for the City to collect your trash and/or recycling within the following parameters:

  • Trash Collection

    - $130/yr for one 95-gallon cart
  • Recycling Collection

    - $130/yr for one 95-gallon cart
  • Trash and Recycling Collection

    - $260/yr (one 95-gallon cart for trash plus one 95-gallon cart for recycling)
  1. Jim Bender

    City Engineer

  2. Jeannie Jefferies

    Administrative Coordinator

  3. Trash & Recycling

    Physical Address
    1 E. Franklin St.
    Hagerstown, MD 21740

    Phone: (301) 739-8577 Ext. 106

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.