Trash & Solid Waste
Republic Services, formerly Allied Waste, 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
***Please Note: The City is currently working to overhaul its trash and recycling program in an effort called The Clean Community Concept. Please bear with us and this page as it is honed, approved, and implemented.***
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 Allied Waste Contract, which Council held a First Reading of on June 19, 2012. (Public Hearing & Adoption set for July 3, 2012)
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|
Information on Recycling can be found on the MorgantownWV.gov 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.
High Density Student Rental Trash District (Dowload a brochure on this area)
On September 6, 2005 The Morgantown City Council amended the ordinance regarding trash service in the “Trash District” formerly the “Everyday pick up area”. The new ordinance will be implemented during the Fall 2005 semester as the students return to class.
In this Trash District, BFI/Allied Waste will be providing its customers with “Back Door Service”. This service will eliminate having trash bags or cans out on the streets. Residents in this District will be required to use a heavy-duty 90-gallon toter provided by BFI/Allied Waste. The toters will be placed in the rear or side of the residence so it is out of view from the general public. The toters have serial numbers and they will be assigned by BFI/Allied Waste to each customer.
No deposit will be required for the toter(s) if the customer participates in one of the following three (3) convenient methods to pay for services:
- Quick Pay – Credit Card information will be obtained and 3 months of service will be charged at the time of sign up. After sign up, the credit card will be automatically charged on a monthly basic thereafter.
- Payment for six months of service.
- Payment for the entire lease period If the lease is for 1 year the renter will be charged for 11 months of service. If lease is greater than 1 year, an adjustment will be made accordingly.
Trash in these areas will be picked up once a week with special backdoor service (toters stay along housing unit in a designated site) according to the following schedule:
Monday Pickups (Special District Only)
Grant Avenue (from 8th Street to Campus Drive)
6th Street (from Beverly to Beechurst Avenue)
7th Street (from Grant Avenue to Beechurst)
Beverly Avenue (from University Avenue to 6th Street)
Tuesday Pickups (Special District Only)
Pennsylvania Avenue (from Kingwood to Brockway Avenue)
Baird St. (Forest Avenue to end)
Forest Ave. (Spruce Street to end)
Dallas St. (Forest Avenue to Locust)
Locust Ave. (Dallas to Richwood Avenue)
Locust Ave. (Dallas to Pine)
Pine Ave. (Locust to Chapman)
Chapman St. (Pine to Gem)
Gem St. (Locust to Richwood Avenue)
Pearl St. (Richwood Avenue to Cass)
Cass St. (Allen to Battelle)
Allen Ave. (East Prospect to Snyder)
East Prospect St. (Richwood Avenue to Battelle)
Battelle Ave. (East Prospect to Cass)
Weaver St. (Richwood Avenue to Oak)
Snyder St. (Richwood Avenue to Union)
Garrison Ave. (Snyder to Oak)
Richwood Ave. (North Willey to Gem)
Wednesday Pickups (Special District Only)
North Willey St. (Spruce to Mansion)
Cornell Ave. (North Willey to College)
Price St. (North Willey to Cornell)
College Ave. (University to N. Willey)
Fife Ave. (Willey to North High)
Wells St. (Fife to End)
Naomi St. (Fife to Mansion)
Burke St. (Price to Naomi)
North Spruce St. (Willey to Fife)
Wiles St. (North Spruce to Price)
Glendon Ave. (Price to End)
Waverly St. (Price to North High)
Belmar St. (Price to North High)
Thursday Pickups (Special District Only)
University Ave. (College to Ensign)
Falling Run Rd. (University to End)
Protzman St. (Falling Run to Stewart)
Mason St. (Yoke to Protzman)
Yoke St. (Falling Run to Stewart)
Stewart St. (University to Protzman)
Campus Dr. (University to Beechurst)
Jones Ave. (North to University)
Lorentz Ave. (Stewart to Sharon)
Sharon Ave. (Jones to Lorentz)
Smith Ave. (Jones to Morgan)
Wellen St. (Stewart to Duquesne)
Duquesne Ave. (Wellen to Morgan)
Morgan St. (Duquesne to Highland)
Highland Ave. (Melrose to Stewart)
Raymond St. (Highland to Duquesne)
Quay St. (First to End)
Overhill St. (Jones to University)
Friday Pickups (Special District Only)
First St. (Jones to Stewart)
Carson St. (University to Mclane)
First St. (University to Mclane)
Second St. (University to Mclane)
Houston Dr. (University to Mclane)
Mclane Ave. (Campus to Eighth)
Beechust Ave. (Campus to Eighth)
Third St. (Beverly to Beechurst)
Fourth St. (Mclane to Beechurst)
Fifth St. (Mclane to Beechurst)
Student Move-Out Dumpster Program
The Student Move-Out Dumpster Program occurs in the weeks surrounding WVU Student Moveout in the Spring Semester.
When: May 3, 2013 thru May 14, 2013
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 Unitedway.wvu.edu to obtain information and to obtain a map of drop off locations nearest you.