Bulk & Special Trash Pickups

Last modified on January 23rd, 2023 at 12:28 pm

For disposal of oversized unwanted items or large volumes of refuse, City of Elkins offers both monthly bulk pickups (a free service) and special pickups (incurs a cost).

Here are the main differences between the two services:

  • Monthly Bulk Pickup Service: dispose of one large item at no cost, on a set monthly schedule.
  • Special Trash Pickup Service: dispose of as many items as needed for a fee, by appointment.

This page contains information about both services.

Monthly Bulk Pickup Service

Residential and business sanitation customers may dispose of one bulk item per household per month at no additional cost.

Bulk Pickup Schedule

The schedule for free bulk-item pickups is based on the day your regular trash is picked up each week. Please consult the table below.

To take advantage of this service, place ONE ITEM for bulk pickup CURBSIDE no later than 6 a.m. on the day indicated below. Items must be placed curbside even if your household trash is normally picked up in an alley. Items may not always be collected on the given day.

Weekly Trash PickupMonthly Bulk Item Pickup
MondaysFirst Monday
TuesdaysSecond Tuesday
WednesdaysThird Wednesday
ThursdaysFourth Thursday
FridaysFourth Friday

Acceptable Materials

City of Elkins will only take one item per month from each household and is limited as to the materials that can be accepted. Please see the list below.

Acceptable MaterialsProhibited Materials
Furniture (couches, mattresses, dressers, etc.)Yard waste
Appliances (washers/dryers, stoves, refrigerators, etc.)Chemicals, free-flowing liquids, batteries, and other hazardous materials
Other household items (lawn equipment, gym equipment, large boxes, etc.)Building materials and demolition waste

Special Trash Pickup Service

This service is for customers who need to dispose of an especially large number of items, large or small, and for customers who need to dispose of either several bulk items at once or who need to dispose of one large item sooner than their monthly free bulk pickup day.

How to Request a Special Trash Pickup

To request a special trash pick-up, contact the operations administrative assistant (contact information is at the bottom of this page). The Street Department will schedule the pickup once the request has been submitted. Although every effort will be made to respond to your request as soon as possible, up to several days wait may be necessary depending on other operational needs.

Equipment such as dump trucks and backhoes are available to use on-site, but additional charges apply.

Service Fees for Special Trash Pickup

The minimum fee for a special trash pickup is $25. A level pickup truck load is $50. (A level pickup truck load is one where the piled refuse is not higher than the sides of the pickup bed.) A dump truck load is around $90.

For more information, please inquire with the Operations Department administrative assistant (contact information below).

For More Information

Contact the Operations Department: 304-636-1414, Ext. 1437 | spoe@cityofelkinswv.com

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