Recycling In Elkins

The city does not directly administer any recycling services, beyond offering drop off locations for yard waste and glass (see below). However, we encourage citizens to take advantage of the services offered by the Randolph County Solid Waste Authority (RCSWA) and privately owned businesses located in and around Elkins. These facilities and what materials they accept can be found below as well as on the RCSWA site.

  • BATTERIES -household batteries (A, AA, AAA, C, D, etc.; No vehicle or small engine batteries
    • Davis & Elkins College @ Eshleman Science Center 4th floor
  • CANS – ALUMINUM or STEEL¬†– beverage cans; food cans; coffee cans; aluminum foil. (NO chemical or paint cans; aerosol spray cans, appliances; power tools or batteries)
    • Randolph County Recycling Center @ 10 Eleventh St.
  • CARDBOARD – corrugated only. (NO wet, soiled or waxed cardboard; NO styrofoam)
    • Randolph County Recycling Center @ 10 Eleventh St.
  • ELECTRONICS¬†
    • RCSWA and D&E GreenWorks! club sponsor E-cycling events from time to time. Keep an eye on local media and the city’s Facebook page for announcements.
  • GLASS – clear, brown and green container glass. Please rinse and remove caps. It is helpful but not necessary to remove all labels.
    • The City provides a drop-off location for glass at 31 Jones Drive, off Robert E. Lee Ave. Ext. (the old wastewater treatment plant). The facility is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 6a – 2p; Wednesdays 6a – 6p; and Saturdays 9a – 12p. The glass is picked-up and processed by Bradish Glass out of Pennsylvania.
  • PAPER PRODUCTS – office paper; newspaper; magazines; glossy mail flyers; catalogs. (NO wet, soiled or waxed paper; used paper towels or plates; spiral notebooks)
    • Randolph County Recycling Center @ 10 Eleventh St.
  • PLASTICS – #1 and #2. remove caps and rinse. (NO #3 – #7)
    • Randolph County Recycling Center @ 10 Eleventh St.
  • PLASTIC BAGS
    • Kroger @ 450 11th St.
    • Wal-Mart @ 721 Beverly Pike
  • SCRAP METAL
  • TIRES
    • The WVDEP, RCSWA and Weston Tire and Recycling sponsor occasional tire recycling days. There is a 10 tire per load limit and you must present a valid drivers license for drop-off. No upcoming dates are known at this time. Check the RCSWA website for updates or contact the City to schedule a special trash pick-up.
  • YARD WASTE
    • The City provides a drop-off location for yard waste at 31 Jones Drive, off Robert E. Lee Ave. Ext. (the old wastewater treatment plant). Click here for more details including times the facility is open and what types are accepted.
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