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2017 Solid Waste Authority Training Session

Solid Waste Authority Training Session Agenda

The SWMB will be conducting a one-day training FREE and open to any solid waste authority board member or employee. The session will cover topics such as member duties and responsibilities, open meetings and executive sessions, bylaws and audits, and address resources available to help achieve solid waste authority goals and fulfill statutory responsibilities. Will be held at the DEP Headquarters Building in Charleston on Friday, June 9th, from 9 - 3 pm. To register, click here REGISTER or contact us by phone at 304-926-0448. Training agenda will be posted as soon as it is finalized.

Current Legislative Issues - 2017 Session

2017 Weekly Updates

The SWMB tracks any legislation that would affect the solid waste industry and those involved. Keep up to date with any changes by clicking the link above. For additional information on legislative tracking, check out the information under the Solid Waste Authorities link above.

2017 West Virginia Solid Waste Management Plan Released

Complete Plan

The 2017 West Virginia Solid Waste Management Plan has been updated and published. This document contains the most current information on the state of solid waste management facilities and activities for West Virginia.

Public Service Commission Activities Related to Solid Waste

Active Cases

For current information on any active PSC cases relating to solid waste, check out the link about. This information is tracked daily and updated when items change.

West Virginia Recycles'

Recycling Coalition of West Virginia Website

West Virginia Recycles' Day is celebrated each year on or near November 15th. The event is sponsored by the Recycling Coalition of West Virginia (RCWV). West Virginia Recycles' Day activities rely on active participation from teachers, students, environmental youth programs and supporters of recycling. For more information on this year's activities, click the link above.

Notice of Landfill Ban - REPEALED

E-Waste West Virginia

E-Waste Contractors List

Effective January 1, 2011, the WV Legislature had banned televisions and certain electronic devices from being disposed of in any WV landfill. During the 2016 Legislative Session, the WV Legislature passed HB 4540 repealing the previous ban. Items are now allowed to be disposed of in a WV landfill unless, a county or regional solid waste authority in the county that the landfill is located determines there is a cost effective recycling alternative for handling electronic devices. For information on the new changes, check out the full text by clicking House Bill 4540.

Disposing of Medication

National Drug Take-Back Information

The US Department of Justice's Diversion Control Division oversees the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. This program aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. For additional information on locating an "authorized collector location" or informaiton on proper drug disposal, click the link above.

DEP Scheduled Tire Collection Events

DEP REAP Tire Collection Schedule

Each year, DEP-REAPs Pollution Prevention Open Dump (PPOD) Program conducts tire collection events across the state. At least one collection event is held in every West Virginia county. During these events, individuals with proof of WV residency can dispose of ten (10) tires in a safe way. For a list of 2017 events, click the link above. Dates will be added as scheduled.

SWMB Monthly Meeting Agenda

May 17, 2017 Board Meeting



2017 AWVSWA-DEP Environmental Conference

Pipestem State Park - Oct. 22-24, 2017
















WV Solid Waste Management Board

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Main Line - 304.926.0448

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Press Release LINKS

WVDEP To Host 2017 Earth Day Celebration

Adopt-A-Highway Statewide Spring Cleanup Set for April 29

FY 2017 Grant Awards to Solid Waste Authorities















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