New Trash Cart Program

Zone F begins Thursday, March 16, 2023

Zone A, B, C, D, and E begins Spring 2024

Proper Cart Placement

Place this green trash cart and the blue cart for recyclables as close as possible to the curb or designated collection point.

  • All trash must be bagged and placed inside this cart with the lid closed. Trash placed outside of this cart, or in any other container, will NOT be collected. Debe de estar embolsada la basura y colocada dentro de este contenedor con la tapa cerrada. La basura colocada fuera de este carrito, o en cualquier otro contenedor, NO será recolectada.
  • Trash carts are to be set at curbside after 4:00 PM on the day before trash collection. Los carritos de basura debe de estar colocada en la acera después de las 4:00 PM del día anterior a la recolección de basura.
  • Trash carts must be removed from the curbside by 7:00 PM on the day of trash collection. Los botes de basura deben de ser retirados de la acera antes de las 7:00 PM del día de la recolección de basura.
New Trash Bin

Press Release

City of Hagerstown Transitioning to Issued Trash Carts
Begins with Thursday night collection in ‘Zone F’

The solid waste collection industry (namely ‘trash collection’) is evolving and Hagerstown is adapting to these changes.    To better service customers, trash collection contractors are moving toward automated and semi-automated collection trucks, and in order to make this transition as smooth as possible, cooperation from residents is required.

Over the next year, the City will be issuing carts for trash to facilitate these new collection methods.   As a pilot program, the downtown “Zone F” trash zone will receive carts beginning on Thursday, March 16.  The rest of the City will receive carts in the spring of 2024.   By the summer of 2024, the City contractor’s fleet of collection trucks will be equipped with a lift that empties these carts. This makes servicing neighborhoods more efficient, helps to ensure the collection staff members’ safety, and keeps collection costs as low as possible.

With the implementation of this new collection method, it is imperative that all trash is bagged and placed inside the issued carts with the lid closed.  The new carts are the only containers that may be used to set out trash as they are the only receptacles designed to work with the trucks’ lifting equipment.   That means no trash in any other cans will be collected and no loose trash, including bags, will be picked up.   

Again, this ONLY applies right now to the downtown pilot area customers in “Zone F” starting with Thursday (March 16) night’s collection.

This program is funded through the Federal American Rescue Plan Act.