There were several members of the community in attendance to express their concerns about the Recycling Center closing at last nights meeting. The Monongalia County Solid Waste Authority(MCSWA) Board of Directors voted to terminate the lease on its current facility in the Morgantown Industrial Park. This decision will mean that the processing of the recyclable materials at this facility will cease as of Monday Dec. 15th 2014 and allow time for the MCSWA to clean up and vacate the building before the end of the year.
As for the Recycling Satellite Drop Off locations, they will remain in operation and the general public will be able to use them normally. The material collected from the Satellite sites will now be taken to the Mountaineer Transfer Station for disposal instead of coming to the Monongalia County Community Recycling Center(MCCRC) for processing. The only change the public will notice is that they will no longer be able to come to the MCCRC to drop off their recyclables.
The materials collected at the drop off sites will be : #1 & #2 plastic containers, Office Paper, Newspaper & Magazines, Cardboard, Aluminum Cans and Steel Cans.
As of Dec. 3rd 2014 the MCCRC has discontinued the collection of Glass, Books, and #4-#5 Plastics. With the changes in the Recycling Program the MCSWA Board Members will be evaluating possible solutions to the problem of collecting white goods and scrap metal(since we will not be able to continue this at the MCCRC).
Check out the Channel 12 news coverage of our meeting: http://www.wboy.com/story/27609913/monongalia-county-swa-holds-emergency-meeting-on-community-recycle-center#.VIrX8gsFKpU.facebook
The Monongalia County Solid Waste Authority is having an emergency board meeting on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 4:30 pm. This meeting will be addressing the possible closure of the recycling center and it’s program. Meeting location is at 255 South Plant Street, Morgantown Industrial Park, Morgantown, WV. Please call if you have any questions. 304.292.3801
Due to changes in our Recycling Program, effective immediately, the Monongalia County Solid Waste Authority and the Monongalia County Community Recycling Center will no longer accept the following items: GLASS, BOOKS, #4 & #5 PLASTICS.
I apologize for any inconvenience and if you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices via email email@example.com or phone 304-292-3801.
Thank you for recycling!
The Regular Board Meeting was scheduled for Monday, November 24th, 2014 at 4:30PM. This meeting has been rescheduled to be held on Monday, December 1st. The public meeting will be held at the MCSWA Office; the address is 255 South Plant St. Morgantown, WV 26501.
What: HHWC Day is an opportunity for Monongalia County residents to drop-off hazardous household waste (see list below). Virtually all households have some household hazardous waste. HHW is generally defined as a household waste that is toxic, flammable, reactive or corrosive. A substance is hazardous if it has the potential to harm human health and the environment. Commercial products like automotive fluids, pool chemicals, pesticides, oil-based paints and wood preservatives are all formulated with potential hazardous substances.
HHWC Day Sponsors
- Morgantown Utility Board
- Monongalia County Commission
- Mon County LEPC
When: Saturday, September 27, 2014 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Where: Morgantown Utility Board, 278 Greenbag Road
Who: Residents of Monongalia County residents – Please bring proof of residency (driver’s license or utility bill with a form of ID) – NO BUSINESSES PERMITTED!
Why: Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection protects the environment, the safety of local emergency providers and the health and safety of people in their homes.
Questions: Call 304.292.8443 or email Chris Dale at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: We reserve the right to turn any person away or to refuse to accept any product.
What is being accepted
- Arts/Crafts Supplies
- Batteries (All types)
- Cell Phones
- Drain/Oven/Floor cleaners
- Fluorescent Bulbs
- Freon (Canisters Only)
- Hydrochloric Acid
- Lawn & Garden Chemicals
- Lighter Fluid
- Motor Oil (Used)
- Photo Chemicals
- Rodent Killers
- Mercury Thermometers
- Oil Filters (used)
- Propane Cylinders
- Rust Preventatives
- Septic (cesspool) Cleaners
- Swimming Pool Chemicals
- Transmission Fluid
- Wood Preservatives
- Oil-Based Paints (NO LATEX PAINT) *
What is NOT being accepted
- Unmarked cylinders
- Commercial Farming/Agricultural Materials
- Fire Extinguishers
- Infectious & Biological Waste
- Latex Paint *
- Prescription Medication
- Radioactive Waste
- Smoke Detectors
- Business waste
The Regular Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 4:30PM. The public meeting will be held at the MCSWA Office; the address is 255 South Plant St. Morgantown, WV 26501.
The Regular Board Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 at 4:30PM. The public meeting will be held at the MCSWA Office; the address is 255 South Plant St. Morgantown, WV 26501. This meeting had to be rescheduled from its regular time and date due to scheduling conflicts.