RECYCLING RESOURCES2020-05-25T14:12:09+00:00

Where Can I Recycle This?

Some material may be recyclable but still doesn’t belong in your curbside recycling bin. Whether it’s old computers, batteries, plastic bags, or motor oil making sure you Recycle Right will help to reduce contamination in recycling bins. Check out the different categories below to find where you can recycle other than curbside.

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Electronic Waste & Ink Cartridges2021-10-13T15:43:51+00:00

A graphic for e-waste.

Republic Services offers free pick up of e-waste every 4th Friday of the month to all City of Morgantown residents. Call 304-366-8900 or 1-800-696-3173 to schedule your free pick-up through Republic. Visit their website to see a full list of accepted electronics https://www.republicservices.com/residents/recycling/e-waste

You can also recycle your electronic waste at these locations:

PC Renewal
3848 Grafton Rd.
Morgantown, WV 26508
Phone: 304-291-8550
https://wvpcrenewal.com/

Best Buy (including ink and toner cartridges)
3294 University Town Centre Dr.
Morgantown, WV, 26501
Phone: 304-598-9052
www.bestbuy.com/site/services/recycling

Target (phones, MP3 players, ink and toner cartridges only)
5001 University Town Centre Dr.
Morgantown, WV, 26505
Phone: 304-599-1072
www.Target.com

Office Depot (ink and toner cartridges only)
733 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
Morgantown, WV, 26505
Phone: 304-598-7899
https://www.officedepot.com/cm/services/ink-and-toner-cartridge-recycling

Westover Drop-off Recycling (ink and toner cartridges is the only accepted electronic waste at this site)
500 Dupont Rd.
Morgantown, WV, 26501
www.moncountyrecycling.com

Morgantown Goodwill
(Multiple locations)

Batteries2021-01-07T19:51:06+00:00

A graphic for batteries.All batteries are accepted at MUB’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. You can find more information on that event here: https://mub.org/hhwc.

Rechargeable batteries

Best Buy
3294 University Town Centre Dr
Morgantown, WV, 26501

Lowes
(Multiple locations)

Car/truck batteries

Advance Auto Parts
(Multiple locations)

Advance Auto Parts will give $10 store credit for each battery.

AutoZone
(Multiple locations)

AutoZone will give $10 store credit for each battery.

Light Bulbs2021-01-07T19:51:48+00:00

Fluorescent bulbs are accepted at MUB’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. You can find more information about that event here: https://mub.org/hhwc.

You can also recycle fluorescent bulbs (tubes not accepted) at the following locations:

Best Buy
3294 University Town Centre Dr
Morgantown, WV, 26501

Lowes
(Multiple locations)

Incandescent, halogen and LED light bulbs do not contain hazardous materials and is considered safe to dispose of in the trash.

Plastic Bags and flexible packaging2021-02-01T15:31:48+00:00

A graphic showing plastic bags.All major retail chains accepts plastic bags and plastic films (i.e., bread bags and packaging wrap) if they pass the thumb stretch test. To test whether or not flexible packaging can be recycled simply apply thumb pressure to the plastic. If the plastic stretches then it can be recycled at major store retailers. Recycling bins are located either outside in front of the store or by check-out stands.

Motor Oil2021-01-07T20:09:21+00:00

A graphic for motor oil.Motor oil is accepted at MUB’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. You can find more information on that event here: https://mub.org/hhwc.

Advance Auto Parts
(Multiple locations)

AutoZone
(Multiple locations)

Paint2021-06-23T15:25:18+00:00

Oil based paint

Oil based paint can be recycled at MUB’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. You can find more information on that event here: https://mub.org/hhwc.

Latex based paint

Latex paint can be recycled and purchased at ReStore. Friends of Decker’s Creek also holds and annual latex paint exchange event where you can donate or pick-up for free, used latex paint.

To recycle latex paint at either ReStore or FODC’s Annual Paint Exchange event the latex paint must meet the following criteria:

  1. Latex paint must not be expired or less than 5 years old
  2. Latex paint must be in original container and more than 1/2 gallon

Habitat for Humanity ReStore
1825 Earl L. Core Rd.
Morgantown, WV 26501
Phone: 304-291-2991

https://www.monvalleyhfh.org/restore/paint-2/

Friends of Decker’s Creek

https://deckerscreek.org/paint-exchange/

If the latex paint is not usable you can safely dispose of it in your regular trash by following these steps:

  1. Open the can and let it air dry.
  2. Pour excess paint on cardboard or in a cardboard box filled with newspaper. Let the paint dry and then dispose of it in the trash.
  3. Mix an absorbent (like sawdust or kitty litter) with the paint.
  4. Let the paint dry and then dispose of it in the trash.
Household Hazardous Waste2021-06-30T19:02:46+00:00


Check out the MUB website to learn about their annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day: https://mub.org/hhwc.

Also visit the Monongalia County Solid Waste Authority’s website to get a Household Hazardous Waste calendar and more information on solid waste and recycling in Mon County.  https://www.monongaliacountyswa.com/

Appliances2021-01-07T20:06:35+00:00

A graphic showing a standard household appliance.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore
1825 Earl L. Core Rd.
Morgantown, WV 26501
Phone: 304-291-2991

Accepts working appliances only.
Will pick up larger items (call to make arrangements).

Appliance Distribution Source LLC
110 Dunkard Ave.
Westover WV 26501
Phone: 304-292-1348

Free appliance recycling drop-off for washers, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators,
stoves, A/C’s, water heaters, dehumidifiers.

*please leave by dock ramp if after hours

Salvation Army
1224 University Ave.
Morgantown, WV 26505
Phone: 304-296-3525

Accepts working appliances only. Will pick up larger items (call to make arrangements)

Best Buy
3294 University Town Centre Dr.
Morgantown, WV, 26501
Phone: 304-598-9052

Offers free haul/recycling of appliances with purchase and delivery of a new one.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/services/recycling/pcmcat149900050025.c?id=pcmcat149900050025

Lowes
(Multiple locations)

Offers haul/recycling of appliances for a fee with purchase and delivery of a new one.

Scrap Metal2021-01-12T15:27:47+00:00

A graphic showing scrap metal.

Jack’s Scrap Recycling
226 Mt Morris Rd.
Mt Morris, PA, 15349
Phone: 800-222-8932

http://www.jacksrecycling.net/

3 Rivers Iron and Metal
500 Virginia Ave.
Fairmont, WV, 26554
Phone: 304-366-8099

https://3riversironandmetal.com/

Mountain State Metals
1823 Morgantown Ave.
Fairmont, WV, 26554
Phone: 304-367-1207

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Northern-Mountain-State-Metals/155857247787622

Medications2021-02-04T18:13:00+00:00

A graphic showing medications.

The Morgantown Police Department will hold a biannual Prescription Drug Take Back Day in cooperation with the DEA. Details TBA

***Please reference the list of acceptable medications before disposal of medication in the bin at the select location***

Walgreens
897 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
Morgantown, WV, 26505

Walmart
75 Retail Cir.
Morgantown, WV, 26508

WVU Hospitals
1 Medical Center Dr.                        390 Birch St.
Morgantown, WV, 26505                Morgantown, WV, 26505

CVS Pharmacy
1000Pineview Dr.                             3521 Monongahela Blvd.
Morgantown, WV, 26505                Morgantown, WV, 26505

Public Safety Building
300 Spruce St.
Morgantown, WV, 26505

Town of Star City
370 Broadway Ave,
Star City, WV, 26505

Use this useful link to locate medication drop-off sites in other areas https://apps2.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/pubdispsearch/spring/main?execution=e1s2

Textiles2021-01-07T20:03:20+00:00

Morgantown Goodwill
(Multiple locations)

Salvation Army
1224 University Ave.
Morgantown, WV 26505
Phone: 304-296-3525

Christian Help
219 Walnut St
Morgantown, WV 26505
Phone: 304-296-0221

WVU Textile Recycling Drop-off Locations-Accepted 24/7

  • Mountaineer Station
  • West entrance of the WVU Student Recreation Center
  • Dadisman Hall Parking Lot- 33H
Tires2021-01-07T20:02:29+00:00

The WV DEP coordinates several tire collection days in different counties throughout the state. Check out the Monongalia County Recycling Website for more information http://www.moncountyrecycling.com/how-do-i-dispose-of.html

Paper Shredding2021-06-07T16:59:54+00:00

  • Shredded paper in a clear plastic bag can go in single-stream recycling
  • PACE Shredding offers secure paper shredding services for a small fee

PACE Shredding 
889 Mylan Park Lane 
Morgantown, WV 26501 
All paper is shredded and recycled 
Drop-off Monday-Friday between 8 am and 2 pm 
Phone: (304) 983-7223 

https://paceenterprises.org/pace-shredding-2/

Accepted at PACE

  • Office paper (staples, clips and envelopes do not have to be removed)
  • Colored paper

Not accepted at PACE

  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Paper with embellishments
Bicycles2021-01-07T20:00:57+00:00

Positive Spin
BOPARC Center
1216 University Avenue
Morgantown, WV 26505
info@positivespin.org

Phone: 304-933-2633 / 304-wee-code
https://facebook.com/positivespinwv
http://www.positivespin.org/ 

Accepts bikes and bike parts for refurbishment and recycling. Please
contact before bringing bike donations.

Mail-in recycling programs2021-01-07T19:59:58+00:00

There are several mail-in recycling programs to recycle stuff that isn’t accepted at the curb. Some programs are free while others have a fee. TerraCycle is one of the biggest mail-in recycler providers with programs to recycle things from health and beauty products, baby food pouches and even chip bags and Pringles containers!

TerreCycle https://www.terracycle.com/en-US

Earth911 is an excellent resource to find recycling solutions for items you are not sure where or how to recycle. http://www.earth911.com

Bulky Items including furniture2021-06-07T18:39:45+00:00

Wait! Can this item be reused?

If you have gently used furniture and other home goods consider donating it to a thrift store. This can extend the life of the product instead of sending it to the landfill. Donating items also reduces the need to use virgin materials, creates more jobs in our local economy,  provides inexpensive furnishing options, and proceeds from many thrift stores go to help charitable causes. Below is a list of stores to donate gently used items. Also consider donating to non-profits and churches with programs to help people in need.

Bulk item disposal

If you have curbside recycling at your residence you can call Republic Services at 304-366-8900 to schedule a special bulk item pick-up.  Bulky item pick-up occurs on the same day as your regular trash pick-up.  Please verify with Republic Services that your bulky item pick-up is eligible and ask about any guidelines to ensure proper and safe pick-up of your bulky item(s).

What is considered a bulk item?

-An item of waste either too large or too heavy to be safely and conveniently loaded into the residential solid waste collection vehicles by the personal available. This includes household items such as large pieces of furniture, bed springs, mattresses, appliances and other discarded materials incidental to the usual routine of major housekeeping.

Bulk items in recycling

-Items including scrap metal, reusable storage containers, toys and lawn furniture are common “Oops” items found in recycling bins. These items should be discarded with your trash. If the item is too big to go with your regular trash please call Republic Services to schedule a bulk item pick-up. Scrap metal can be salvaged at scrap metal businesses, see the section on “Scrap Metal” to learn more. Plastic garden pots can be recycled at Lowes. Read our blog to learn more about proper recycling/disposal of lawn and garden materials.

You can also take your bulky items, trash and recycling to Mountaineer Transfer Station for a small fee.