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WV SWMB FY 2019 Grant Application - Now Available

FY 2019 SWMB Grant Application Information Booklet

FY 2019 SWMB Grant Forms - Editable

The West Virginia Solid Waste Management Board's FY 2019 Grant Application Forms are now available. The SWMB has approved an aggregate amount of $360,000 in funds available for the upcoming year with an increased amount of $25,000 available for each applicant. These grant dollars are only available to county/regional solid waste authorities. Applications MUST be postmarked by April 30, 2018 to be considered for funding this July. Applications can be completed electronically by downlowding the forms above or you may request a hard copied to be mailed by calling 866-568-6649 (toll-free) or 304-926-0448 (direct).

Current Legislative Issues - 2018 Session

2018 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.

WV SWMB Announces FY 2018 Grant Awards

Press Release

The West Virginia Solid Waste Management Board approved $300,000 in grant funds to be awarded to thirty-six (36) solid waste authortities for FY 2018. This action took place at their meeting held on July 19th. The SWMB grant program is designed to assist local SWAs in the job of properly managing solid waste within their perspective counties or regions. For a full list of counties, amounts and purposes, please click on the press release 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

March 21, 2018 Board Meeting

Approved Board Meeting Minutes are posted on the About the SWMB page.
















WV Solid Waste Management Board

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Press Release LINKS

WVDEP Announces 2018 REAP Recycling Assistance Grants

WVDEP Approves Covered Electronics Device Recycling Grants

WVDEP Announces Clean County and Community Awards & Teachers of the Year

Volunteers Needed for Great Kanawha River Clean Up in Sept.

WVDEP Presents Environmental Awards

WVDEP-REAP Tire Collection Events Set in Eight Counties

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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