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To report littering, open dumping, or open burning:

Please fill out the Litter Control Complaint Form or call 1-304-267-9370.


REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

On January 1, 1989, county solid waste authorities were created and established by the West Virginia Legislature as public agencies in every county of West Virginia. The BCSWA is managed by a five-member all volunteer board of directors appointed by various county and state agencies. Since 1995, the Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority has been striving to provide a convenient, efficient and cost effective recycling program for the residents of Berkeley County. Our dedication to the environment has resulted in the development of one of the most comprehensive voluntary drop off and curbside recycling program in the region.
Duties of the solid waste authority include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop/ Update the Berkeley County Comprehensive Litter and Solid Waste Control Plan.
  • Develop/ Update the Berkeley County Recycling Plan as a component of the Comprehensive Litter and Solid Waste Plan.
  • Develop/ Update a Berkeley County Commercial Solid Waste Facility Siting Plan.
  • Promote and encourage source reduction, reuse and recycling activities.
  • Identify and report open dumps within the county.
  • Issue/ Deny site approval permitting for commercial solid waste facilities.
  • Own/ Operate solid waste facilities.

Why Recycle?

  • If all morning newspapers read in the United States were recycled, 41,000 trees would be saved daily and 6 million tons of waste would never end up in landfills.
  • Recycling an aluminum can saves enough energy to run a television set for three hours.
  • Each year, steel recycling saves the energy equivalent to electrically power about one-fifth of U.S. households for one year.
  • Americans buy over 85 million tons of paper per year-that's about 700 pounds per person.
  • Every year nearly 900,000,000 trees are cut down to provide raw materials for American paper and pulp mills.
  • Every year we generate around 14 million tons of food waste which is 106 pounds of food waste per person.
  • Americans throw away about 28 billion bottles and jars every year.
  • Even 500 years from now, the foam coffee cup you used this morning will be sitting in a landfill.
  • 98% of lead acid or car batteries are being recycled.

Berkeley County Recycling Guide

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"Where to Recycle"

South Berkeley Recycling Center (637 Pilgrim St., Inwood)
Days of Operation: Tuesday through Saturday: 9am to 5pm

 

Grapevine Road Recycling Center (870 Grapevine Rd., Martinsburg)
Days of Operation: Tuesday through Saturday: 9am to 5pm

 

Hedgesville Recycling Center (Eagle Plaza)
Days of Operation: Saturday Only: 9am to 5pm


WHAT CANNOT BE RECYCLED?

The following items are examples of items that cannot be recycled in the Berkeley County Recycling Program:

  • Propane bottles
  • Stumps
  • Food waste or liquids
  • Pressure treated or painted wood
  • Containers with food residuals
  • Styrofoam
  • Window Glass
  • Waxed paper or waxed cardboard

Documents of Interest

"Public Service Announcements:"

To receive free public service announcements by e-mail regarding local recycling and solid waste programs, just e-mail a request to be added to the "Recycling News" electronic newsletter at berkeleycountyswa@msn.com

"Other Links:"

Link to West Virginia Solid Waste Management Board:  www.state.wv.us/swmb/

Link to West Virginia Adopt-A-Highway Program:  Adopt-A-Highway Website

Link to Recycling Center Search:  www.Earth911.com