Free Book Recycling Service Now Available at Two Locations in Washington County

By Paul Ploumis
HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 8, 2022) – The Washington County Department of Solid Waste & Recycling has partnered with Discover Books to provide citizens with a free book recycling service. This partnership will help to recycle unwanted books, support local libraries, provide books to low-income families, and keep items out of our local landfill.
Drop-off bins have been placed in two locations within Washington County:
·     40 West Landfill (12630 Earth Care Rd, Hagerstown, MD)
·     Greensburg Convenience Center (13125 Bikle Rd, Smithsburg, MD)
The following types of books are not accepted:
·     Water damaged (or any liquid staining)
·     Magazines, calendars, or games
·     Missing pages
·     Torn spines
·     Incomplete Sets
·     Encyclopedia Sets
·     Writing that obscures the text (highlighting, underlining, notes, etc.)
·     Workbooks that have any writing
·     Books with a foul or strong odor
·     Books missing any necessary accessories
·     International Edition (not to be used in the United States)
·     Advance Readers Copy (also known as ARC)
·     Instructions copy, examination Copy, annotated instructor editions, or any book that has any of the following text: review copy, sample copy, exam copy, or not for resale
For additional information, please contact Washington County’s Public Relations and Marketing Department at 240-313-2380.