Solid Waste Management Board
The West Virginia Solid Waste
Management Board (SWMB), originally called the
Resource Recovery-Solid Waste Disposal Authority,
was created in 1976 in response to the federal
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. The board
was created to facilitate statewide solid waste
planning. The SWMB created the West Virginia Solid
Waste Management Plan and is responsible for
biennial plan updates. The board's responsibilities
also include assisting in maintaining the financial
stability of publically owned landfills, assisting
in solid waste planning on the local level, planning
for special waste management needs, distributing
operating capitol and grant funding to the states fifty local solid waste
authorities, providing marketing assistance to
public sector recycling centers and others,
monitoring publically owned waste management
facilities, assisting the West Virginia Legislature
with research and other things that
benefit both public and private sector waste
management in West Virginia.
This section contains maps of
all operational municipal solid waste facilities in
the state and a map of all known nonoperational facilities.
The operational facilities map includes Class A, B, C and D Landfills,
Solid Waste Transfer Stations and Solid Waste Tire
Monofills as well as contact information for each
facility. The nonoperational failities map contains
closed landfills and links to appropriate Landfill
Closure Assistance Program (LCAP) information for
those facilities accepted into the LCAP program.
to view the operational facilities map.
to view the nonoperational facilities map.
Relative to Solid Waste Issues
Click Here for weekly updates of legislative
activity regarding solid waste management;
Here for an in-depth look at the West
Click Here for a legislative presentation.
Legislative Contact: Paul Hayes
Call, 304-926-0448 ext.
Commission Information (PSC) Relative to Solid
PSC Activity Contact: Paul Hayes
Call, 304-926-0448 ext.
West Virginia Recycles'
West Virginia Recycles' Day is
celebrated each year on or near November 15. The
event is sponsored by the Recycling Coalition of
West Virginia (RCWV.) The RCWV is assisted by
businesses, individuals, government agencies,
non-profits and others statewide in staging events
and generating publicity urging all West Virginian's
to buy products made from recycled content
materials. 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 below.
What To Do With Special
From time to time everyone has a
special waste problem. Disposing of things that just
don't belong in the landfill can be a problem. What
do you do with things like antifreeze, batteries,
compact fluorescent lamps, computers and
electronics, household hazardous waste, universal
waste, paint, pesticides, tires, used oil and other
types of special waste?
Unfortunately, outlets for these
materials are not always readily available. The
Solid Waste Management Board has assembled listings
of the best available disposal source for these
materials that we can locate. If you find that any
of our listings are not appropriate or know
something useful that is not listed, please let us
for information on managing both business and
household special waste.
Learn about the dangers of Methamphetamine Labs
of West Virginia's Fastest Growing Environmental
manufacture of methamphetamine in home labs
constitutes a serious and growing environmental
problem for West Virginia. These illegal drugs are
manufactured out of easily obtainable and
potentially dangerous materials with only the most
basic equipment and require little to no training or
knowledge of the basic chemistry needed for
these processes. The Methamphetamine section of the
SWMB website explains what meth is made of, how to
identify potential meth labs, what to do if you
think you have a meth lab in the neighborhood and
details current state and federal law concerning
here for information on methamphetamine.
Resource Conservation and
Congress passed the Resource
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) in 1976. The
act regulates both household and hazardous waste.
The primary goals of RCRA are to protect human
health and the environment from the potential
hazards of waste disposal, conserve energy and
natural resources, reduce the amount of waste
generated and ensure that waste are managed in an
environmentally sound manner.
The following information
SWMB Special Reports
The following are a grouping of
special reports prepared at the request of the WV
Legislature or other relevant parties by the Solid
Waste Management Board on the management of problem