The City of Morgantown is working hard to turn around the recycling rates in the city. Its goal is to change the 80%-20% trash to recycling ratio around to 80% recycling, 20% trash, and is implementing a new Clean Community Concept to get the job done.
Read about the Clean Community Concept and what changes are on the way for Morgantown in late 2012 and early 2013.
If you still have not received your green recycling toter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address.
Don't know if you qualify to get one? You must live within City Limits. Check using the Morgantown Zoning Map here.
|Total Tonnage Collected on Day 1 (January 7, 2013)||12 tons|
|2013 Week 1||35 tons|
|2013 Month 1||104 tons|
|2013 Quarter 1 (January, February, March)||208 tons|
Curbside recycling pick-up is available within the City of Morgantown through your regular trash collector, Allied Waste. Recyclables can be set out on the day of regular trash pick-up by the curb in a blue recycling bin on alternating weeks each month. Morgantown recycling is picked up the same day your trash is picked up each week.
In December 2012, residents were delivered a large green toter, the same size as the current blue trash toters. This replaced the little receptacles that have been provided in the past. If you wish to opt out of receiving this new toter, you will still be required to pay the fee increases that come along with this new program. The cost increase schedule can be found on page 31 of the new Allied Waste Contract, found at the bottom of the Clean Community Concepts page.
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 email@example.com
Single-Stream Recycling Program
That's right – place all acceptable recycling materials into the cart without sorting.
Download the List of Acceptable and Unacceptable Items here. (.pdf) Put it on your fridge, by your trashcan, or on the wall near the door!
Cardboard can be recycled by dropping off at the Monongalia County Community Recycling Center, located off of River Road on the Westover side of Monongahela River. (304-292-3801)
Allied Waste services all of Morgantown with residential curbside recycling services in addition to residential garbage collection. Please note the following items of importance when placing out your garbage and/or recycling.
1. Trash/Recycables need to be placed at the curb on the evening before your regularly scheduled pickup day after 6PM.
2. The following are not accepted: ANY ELECTRONICS, CAR PARTS, CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL, TIRES, WET PAINT, CEMENT BLOCKS, POLES, AND ITEMS OF STEEL/CAST IRON.
3. Items such as Refrigerators/Air Conditioners will be accepted ONLY if properly tagged by certified technician that has removed the coolant.
4. Brush and carpet will be picked up curbside if cut in under 4ft lengths, tied, and bundled.
5. For an extra pickup of bulky items, please call our office for arrangements.
6. The following holidays are observed by Allied Waste: NEW YEARS DAY, MEMORIAL DAY, JULY 4TH, LABOR DAY, THANKSGIVING DAY, AND CHRISTMAS DAY. Allied Waste operates on a 1-day delay if any of the above holidays falls on a workday.
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.
It accepts truckloads of clean chipped wood or vegetation by arrangement at 293-7092.
eWaste Recycling Program
Republic Services offers an eWaste Recycling program that picks up your electronic recycling right from your front step. eWaste is picked up every other week in Morgantown, starting on January 8th in 2013. Simply call the Fairmont Office at 304-368-7700 at least 24 hours in advance, and a truck will stop by your house Tuesday morning.
Recycling Outside of Morgantown
If you live in an area not serviced by curbside recycling, or if you have questions about other commodities not picked up at curbside contact the following agencies:
Monongalia County Solid Waste Authority – 304-292-3801
The Mon. County Solid Waste Authority has drop-off sites at:
Mountaineer Mall (near WalMart)
Morgantown Mall near K-mart enterance)
Star City (by dock at Edith Barill Riverfront Park)
Glenmark Center (between Lowes amd Pier One)
Mason-Dixon Historical Park (on Buckeye Road)
You can also deliver your recyclables to the Monongalia County Community Recycling Center (River Road on Westover side on Monongahela River).