MCSWA accepting Bids on Equipment

The Monongalia County Solid Waste Authority (MCSWA) is accepting sealed bids from any interested party for the liquidation of the remaining processing equipment of the former Monongalia County Community Recycling Center (MCCRC). To obtain an equipment list or further instructions on how to submit a sealed bid, contact the MCSWA office at 304-292-3801 or by emailing moncountyswa@gmail.com.  The MCSWA reserves the right to reject or accept any or all offers; partial or whole as the interests of the agency may require. All offers must be received before March 27, 2015 at 4pm. Please send all sealed bids to the Monongalia County Solid Waste Authority’s Office at 3788 Industrial Park Rd Box#30 Morgantown, WV 26501.
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The Regular Board Meeting

The Regular Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 30th, 2015 at 5:00PM. The public meeting will be held at the Wes Mon Plaza in the WVU Extension Office; the address is 34 Commerce Dr Ste 106, Westover, WV 26501.

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The Dominion Post coverage on the Republic Services rate increase

http://thedpost.com/Republic-Services-asks-for-a-rat

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Republic Services of West Virginia has applied to increase solid waste rates and charges under P.S.C.

Allied Waste Services of North America, LLC, dba Republic Services of West Virginia has applied through the Public Service Commission to increase solid waste rates and charges in Monongalia and Marion County. This application falls under the Rule 42A and was filed on 12/29/14.

For Monongalia County residents, the rate would go from $13.62 to $19.66 per month. For Marion County residents, the rate would increase from $14.52 or $16.52 per month to $20.91 or $23.79. The company is looking at commercial rates in all of the area counties, but the rate is negotiable.

If you would like to contact the Public Service Commission about this issue you can call them at 1-800-344-5113 or go to their website at http://www.psc.state.us. If you would like to make a formal complaint you can file one by filling out this interactive form and submitting online www.psc.state.wv.us/Forms/InteractiveFormalComplaint042314.pdf

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The Regular Board Meeting

The Regular Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 23rd, 2015 at 4:30PM. The public meeting will be held at the Wes Mon Plaza in the WVU Extension Office; the address is 34 Commerce Dr Ste 106, Westover, WV 26501.

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The latest update from the Dominion Post about the County Recycling Program

Commission OKs new temporary recycling plan
TheDPost.com

MORGANTOWN — The Monongalia County Commission decided during its regular meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 11, to take a new approach to the way recyclables are collected.

According to information provided by Commission President Tom Bloom, the commission will begin “Saturday Recycling Days,” starting Saturday, Feb. 21.

Bloom said the commission is currently considering one of three locations to hold four-hour sessions — 7 a.m.-11 a.m. — on the first and third Saturday of each month. During these times county residents could drop all their recyclable products.

Personnel will be on site to ensure only recyclables are dropped and, possibly, ensure county residency.

Republic Services will have several roll-off trailers available. At the end of the four-hour period, the trailers will be hauled away.

For those unable to make the Saturday drop-off, the Westover City Hall drop-off site will remain open.

While Bloom said Republic has yet to quote a price for the service, he said he has been assured it will be less than the $3,000 the county is paying now each month.

Bloom said the goal is for the Monongalia County Solid Waste Authority to take control of this program by July 1.

The recycling bins currently at the Hornbeck Road Wal-Mart will be removed by the end of the week, Bloom said.

If you have any further questions please contact the County Commission for the latest update.

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Recycling will be taken over by the county

The MCSWA board of directors voted Jan. 21, 2015 to cease collection of recyclable materials at the satellite sites around the county, the Monongalia County Commission has chosen to take over the management of this service and has worked out an agreement with Republic Services Inc.

The Mon County Commission passed a series of motions at an emergency meeting on Friday, Jan. 23, to address the Mon County Solid Waste Authority (SWA)’s cessation of recycling services.

The Mon. County Commission passed a motion to enter into an agreement with Republic Services to collect recycling at the following sites — Wal-Mart off Grafton Rd., Pierpont Centre near the Huntington Bank and Mountaineer Mall.

Commissioner Tom Bloom said that recycling won’t resume until Feb. 1 and asks that recyclable goods not be taken to the collection sites until then.

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