Recycling In Elkins

 

The city does not administer any recycling services, beyond a drop off location for yard waste. 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.

  • CANS – ALUMINUM or  STEEL beverage cans; food cans; coffee cans; aluminum foil. (NO chemical or paint cans; aerosol spray cans, applinances; power tools or batteries)
    • Randolph County Solid Waste Authority Recycling Center @ 10 Eleventh St.
  • CARDBOARD – corrugated only. (NO wet, soiled or waxed cardboard; or styrofoam)
    • Randolph County Solid Waste Authority Recycling Center @ 10 Eleventh St.
  • PAPER PRODUCTS – office paper; newspaper; magazines; glossy mail flyers; catalogs. (NO wet, soiled or waxed paper; used paper towels or plates; spriral notebooks)
    • Randolph County Solid Waste Authority Recycling Center @ 10 Eleventh St.
  • PLASTICS – #1 and #2. remove caps and rinse. (NO #3 – #7)
    • Randolph County Solid Waste Authority 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 occassional tire recycling days. There is a 10 tire per load limit and you must present a valid drivers license. Upcoming dates, times and locations are as follows:
      • August 25, 2017, 8a – 4p @ Leslie Bros. Equipment in Norton
      • August 26, 2017, 8a – 4p @ Tygart Valley Sanitation in Dailey

Currently there are NO GLASS or ELECTRONICS recycling opportunities in Elkins due to decreased reuse demand and increased restrictions on storage and transportation. However, the City, along with the RCSWA and other partners, is working dilligently to meet this need. We recognize and appreciate our citizens dedication to keeping recyclable materials out of the waste stream and hope to have information available soon regarding these programs.

If you are interested in learning more about the recycling efforts we encourage you to attend a Recycling Committee meeting. This committee typically meets the last Tuesday of each month at 4:30 pm in Room 212 of City Hall. To be sure no change in the date or time of a meeting has occurred, check our calendar of events prior to attending or contact the City Clerk at 304-636-1414 ext. 1211 or jsutton@cityofelkinswv.com.