Trash & Recycling

Republic Services provides trash pick-up for City residents and those who live outside City limits. For information on trash pick-up days and routes, call Republic at 304-366-8900. To pay your trash bill, click here.

Curbside recycling pick-up is available within the City of Morgantown through your regular trash collector, Republic Services. Recyclables can be set out on the day of regular trash pick-up by the curb in a green recycling bin on alternating weeks each month. Morgantown recycling is picked up the same day your trash is picked up each week.

City of Morgantown – Weekly Single-Stream Recycling Program


Morgantown’s Clean Community Concept Program is proud to present to the residents of Morgantown the Standard Weekly Recycling Service with the use of a 65-gallon cart for the collection of recycling.

Each resident will be issued a green 65-gallon cart for the Standard Weekly Recycling Service. There will be no change in solid waste collection with the issuing of recycling carts. Solid waste and recycling collection services will be once a week for each.

Morgantown residents will be responsible for the proper care of new carts. Allied/Republic will maintain ownership of carts and may charge for replacement or repair to carts if resident is found negligent.

Requests for repairs shall be made directly by calling or emailing Allied/Republic Waste at 1-304-366-8900 or

Single-Stream Recycling Program

That’s right – place all acceptable recycling materials into the cart without sorting.

file-extension-pdf-icon (2)Download the List of Acceptable and Unacceptable Items here.




The West Virginia University’s Agricultural Department offers a mulch program at its animal farm on Stewartstown Road each day.


Mulch can be picked up at a cost is $5.00 per loader bucket.

Drop Off:

It accepts truckloads of clean chipped wood or vegetation by arrangement at 293-7092.

Recycling Outside of Morgantown

Currently curbside recycling is only available to City of Morgantown residents. Click here to view the County recycling website.


Republic Services, formerly Republic Services, is the contracted trash and recycle collection company for the City of Morgantown.

Trash is picked up weekly at curbside for all areas except the high density WVU Student areas listed below.

Fairmont Headquaters 1-800-696-3173
Solid Waste Enforcement : Call Special Services Unit at 284-7505

Click here to view the Feb 2012 COTW Clean Community Concept Presentation on Recycling.

Click here to view the Mar 2012 COTW Clean Community Concept Presentation II on Solid Waste.

Click here to view the new Republic Services Contract, which Council held a First Reading of on June 19, 2012. (Public Hearing & Adoption set for July 3, 2012)

Holiday Schedule

Trash pickups will be one day later if the following holidays fall on a work day:

New Year’s Day Labor Day
Memorial Day Thanksgiving Day
Independence Day Christmas Day

Recycling Information

Information on Recycling can be found on the Recycling page.

City-wide Trash Laws

1139.03 Private Collectors Prohibited. Subscription to Municipal Service or City’s Designated Independent Contractor Required. No person, except the city or its designated independent contractor, shall engage in or conduct the business of collection, removal or disposal of solid waste within the City. All persons and corporations residing in and doing business within the City shall be required to subscribe to, take and pay for the service provided by the Department of Sanitations of the City, or if the City so chooses, its designated independent contractor.

1139.05 Storage of Garbage and Recyclables. No person shall deposit or store garbage in solid waste containers unless such garbage has been prepared for collection. Lids shall be kept on garbage containers at all times. Garbage and recyclable containers are not to be stored in front yards or on front porches of residence on a regular basis, where said containers can be viewed by the general public.

1139.06 Delivering Solid Waste Upon Private Property. No person shall deliver solid waste to or upon private property.

1139.08 Littering. Permitting premises to become unsanitary or hazardous. No person shall throw, place or scatter any solid waste or garbage, over or upon any premises, street or alley, either public or private, or adjacent thereto, and either with or without the intent to later remove or burn the same; or permit from the accumulation of solid waste or garbage, any premises owned, occupied or controlled by such person, to become or remain offensive, unsanitary, unsightly, unsafe to public health or hazardous from fire.

1139.12 Accessibility of Solid Waste and Recycling Containers. Solid waste and recycling containers may be placed at their pick – up site no earlier than 6:00 pm on the day before the scheduled day of collection and all empty containers shall be removed by 9:00 pm on the day of collection.

Student Move-Out Dumpster Program

The Student Move-Out Dumpster Program occurs in the weeks surrounding WVU Student Moveout in the Spring Semester.

Where: Grant Ave, Beverly Ave, McLane Ave, Willey St, Garrison St and Brockway Ave. The dumpsters will be removed starting Tuesday, May 14, 2013.

Who Can Participate: This program is open to WVU Students living in the toter areas and are billed and paid current to Republic Services. This clean up is not for students living in commercial dwellings or for landlord use. (Violators subject to $500 fine) Landlords are to make special arrangements for extra pick ups, fees apply. If you live in a commercial dwelling and the dumpster is full please contact the property mgr or landlord so they can arrange for an extra pick up. DO NOT pile trash in front or around containers as this may created an un-necessary delay in trash service.

Special Instructions: All trash is to be placed inside the dumpsters and not stacked outside. If the container is full the student should find another location.

** Any trash left at the residence for collection must be bagged/boxed and stacked curbside. Trash will not be collected unless it is curbside.

What will NOT be accepted: Carpet/tree limbs, construction materials, car parts, batteries, TVs, computers, air conditioners/refrigerators (unless tagged by certified technician), paints/other hazardous materials and tires. *Special Arrangements need made for these items; fees may apply.

** Landlords can call to schedule extra move out pick ups; fees apply.
For further questions concerning move out procedures contact a Republic Services Customer Rep at 304-366-8900 or 800-696-3173.

** Furniture or other household items that are re-usable are asked to be donated to the United Way Blue & Gold Mine Sale. Please visit to obtain information and to obtain a map of drop off locations nearest you.


Dear Resident of the City of Morgantown:

The City of Morgantown has recently entered into a new five-year refuse and recycling contract with its current service provider, Republic Waste Services of West Virginia, formerly Republic Services Services. A noteworthy point of the new agreement is how the community can promote better recycling by its residents and businesses. For the past four years, many groups throughout the community participated in meetings to discuss and review solid waste and recycling service options for the residents and businesses. As a result, Morgantown’s City Council made a decision to implement a citywide automated “cart” recycling service. The program has been established as “Morgantown’s Clean Community Concept”.

Communities that moved to a “cart” recycling program have seen recycling participation increase by more than an astounding 25% and the actual materials recovered for reuse increase more than 85%.

Read the rest of the letter here.

Republic Services Customer Contract (effective October 2012)


Senior Citizens Only

Please contact Republic with the following information if you find that your recycling cart is far too big for the amount of recycling that you accumulate in a week period.

Name ___________________________________Phone ____________________

Address __________________________________________________________

I would like a 35-gallon recycling cart _______ (please mark with an “X”).
35-gallon carts are only available to Senior Citizens.

Print this portion with proof of age and return to Republic Services of West Virginia, #2 12th Street, Fairmont, WV 26554, or e-mail Form must be returned no later than October 5, 2012.


Click here to view the Feb 2012 COTW Clean Community Concept Presentation on Recycling.
Click here to view the Mar 2012 COTW Clean Community Concept Presentation II on Solid Waste.
Click here to view the new Republic Services Contract