Frequently Asked Questions

Who pays for recyclables?

-Jack’s Recycling (800) 222-8932 or (724) 324-2707
-Dick’s Recycling (304) 599-3481
-3 Rivers Iron and Metal (304) 366-8099
-Northern Mountain State Metals (304) 292-1200 or (304) 367-1207
-Bates Recycling (304) 879-4111 or (304) 816-3089

Where is the landfill/city dump, what are the hours, and what do they take?
Neither the City of Morgantown nor Monongalia County has a landfill/dump. What we do have is a Transfer Station. The Mountaineer Transfer Station is owned by Republic Services. The hours are Mon-Fri 5:30- 3 and Sat 7- 11am.  The phone number is (304) 368-7777 or (304) 366-8900.  The Mountaineer Transfer Station is located within the Morgantown Industrial Park.

Directions to the Transfer Station:
From downtown Morgantown
Cross the Westover Bridge going into Westover
At the end of the Bridge, make a LEFT turn onto River Road
Continue on River Road until you reach a 4-way stop intersection
Make a LEFT at this intersection and go down the hill into the Morgantown Industrial Park
Continue on this road until you come to a “T” There is a stop sign at this intersection
Make a LEFT at this stop sign
Continue about one block until you come to another stop sign
Make a RIGHT at this stop sign
Continue on this road
You will pass WVU Linen Services on your right
The road will end at the Transfer Station
Residents can get in the lane labeled “RES”
Commercial entities can get in the lane labeled “COM”

How do I dispose of paint/paint cans?
-Latex paint
Remove the lid and allow the paint to dry. To speed up the drying process, add cat litter to absorb the paint. Extra drying time may be required if the weather is rainy or humid.
-Oil paint
Either paint it on a surface and allow to dry or use cat litter to dry the paint in the can. Extra drying time may be required if the weather is rainy or humid.
-Paint cans
Once all of the paint is dry, bag up the can and dispose of with regular trash service. *Please note that it is illegal for trash haulers to transport liquids so all of the paint must be dry.*

How do I dispose of pesticides and chemicals?
Each chemical has its own proper disposal method. Check the label for proper disposal instructions / information.  For environmentally sound disposal, please contact the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water and Waste Management at (304) 926-0440 or (304) 926-0495 or 1-800-CLEANUP (253-2687).

How do I dispose of appliances/furniture or white goods?
-Working appliances and furniture in good condition
Please donate these items. A list of locations where these items can be donated can be found on our charitable organizations page.

-Broken appliances –                                                                                         Most scrap yards will take if FREON has been removed.  Freon based appliances requires Freon removal and/or certification
-Mountaineer Transfer Station
(304) 366-8900
Time: Must be scheduled, please call
Prices vary from $15-$30
Freon based appliances requires Freon removal and/or certification

How do I report a litter violation?
Report all violations of the West Virginia Litter Law by calling (304) 290-9886 to speak with the Litter Control Officer, Tim Fitchett. You can also call the Monongalia County Commission office at (304) 291-7281 for more info or help. Or, go to the Litter Control part of our website.

How do I report abandoned or dilapidated property/houses?
Any complaints of abandoned or dilapidated property or houses must be made to the Monongalia County Commission by calling (304) 291-7257  website: http://www.co.monongalia.wv.us/abc.html

Are there other local businesses that accept items for recycling?
Please try any of the following local recycling organizations:
-Jack’s Recycling (800) 222-8932 or (724) 324-2707
-Dick’s Recycling (304) 599-3481
-3 Rivers Iron and Metal (304) 366-8099
-Northern Mountain State Metals (304) 292-1200
-Native American Resource Center (304) 662-6220
-Bates Recycling (304) 879-4111 or (304) 816-3089

What are bulky goods?
Bulky goods as defined by the Public Service Commission: 1.8.b “Bulky goods” means items or materials which cannot be reasonably and conveniently collected during regularly scheduled weekly pickups, including and of the following discarded items; Refrigerators, washing machines, clothes dryers, dishwashers, ovens, stoves, microwave ovens, and other appliances; televisions; home computers; air conditions; bicycles; furniture; waste tires off the rim, having a radius of no more than 16.5 inches, from pickup trucks, from motorcycles, from all-terrain vehicles, and from farm tractors; and other items, not included in the above, that are at least three (3) feet in length, width or height or at least fifty (50) pounds in weight. “Bulky goods” do not include: (a) automotive components, parts, or frames that weigh at least two hundred (200) pounds each; (b) automotive parts, such as motors and transmissions, that have a high density; (c) hazardous waste; (d) items that can be easily divided and placed into bags, boxes or other containers, less than three (3) feet high, long or wide, that, with contents , weight less than fifty (50) pounds each; and (e) construction and demolition debris generally.

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