The mountains and valleys of West Virginia. Photo taken from the loolout tower at Pipestem State Park.
Great Seal of West Virginia.
Ariel view of Meadowfill Landfill, Harrison County, WV. Earth Day at the state Capitol, 2006. Electronics collection/recycling event at Home Depot, Teays Valley, WV The Raleigh County SWA Recycling Center.
 

Solid Waste Management Board Administration

 

Special Waste

The information on this page was compiled by the WV Solid Waste Management Board and the WV Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water and Waste Management. This document is not an endorsement or approval of the facilities and websites listed. Any exchange of any material resulting from the use of information listed on this page or website must be handled in compliance with all existing laws, rules and/or regulations governing the exchange and/or transfer of ownership of such materials. The aforementioned organizations bear no liability in any form for the use of this information. Questions concerning the list and information therein should be directed to Penny Harris (ext. 3054) or Phil Mann (ext.1674.)   Call:  304-926-0499.

 

Topic

For Business

For Households

Antifreeze

US EPA Antifreeze Information Page

DEP Maintained List of Service Providers

Your local auto service center may be willing to accept your used antifreeze.

Check with your local Solid Waste Authority to find out if a HHW collection event is scheduled for your area.

Asbestos

Dept. Health & Human Resources, Asbestos Program

West Virginia Landfills Approved for Asbestos

Ham Landfill, Monroe Co., 304-754-9153

Meadowfill Landfill, Harrison Co., 304-842-2784    

Dept. Health & Human Resources, Asbestos Program

West Virginia Landfills Approved for Asbestos

Ham Landifill, Monroe Co. 304-754-9153.

Meadowfill Landfill, Harrison Co., 304-842-2784

Batteries: Rechargeable

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation

Batteries:
Lead Acid

Lead Acid Battery Information

Go to the WV Recycling Directory and search for  metal recyclers in your area. Many scrap yards accept lead acid batteries.

Lead Acid Battery Information

Go to the WV Recycling Directory and search for metal recyclers in your area. Many scrap yards accept lead acid batteries.

Batteries:
Universal Waste

US EPA Universal Waste Battery Information Page

DEP Maintained List of Universal Waste Battery Recyclers

Battery Disposal Fact Sheet

US EPA Universal Waste Battery Information Page

DEP Maintained List of Universal Waste Battery Recyclers

Battery Disposal Fact Sheet

Compact Fluorescent Lamps

Mercury Spill Cleanup Guidance

Universal Waste Lamp Recyclers

 

For small quantity generators try the following links:

www.wmlamptracker.com

www.lamprecycling.com

Mercury Spill Cleanup Guidance

Home Depot CFL Recycling Program

Universal Waste Lamp Recyclers

For small quantity generators try the following links:

www.wmlamptracker.com

www.lamprecycling.com

Hazardous waste lamps including Compact Fluorescent Lamps (e.g., fluorescent lamps) are classified as universal waste. (64 FR 36466).

Computers, TVs, Electronics, Etc.

For a comprehensive guide to managing e-waste, go the SWMB E-Waste Management website. 

WV Recycling Directory, Once in the directory, search for service providers in your area.

For a comprehensive guide to managing e-waste, go the SWMB E-Waste Management website. 

WV Recycling Directory, Once in the directory, search for service providers in your area.

Film Recycling & Silver Recovery

DEP Maintained List of Service Providers

N/A

Fluorescent Lamps, Ballast

WV Recycling Directory, Once in the directory, search for service providers in your area.

DEP Maintained List of Service Providers

For small quantity generators try the following links:

www.prepaidrecycling.com

www.wmlamptracker.com

www.lamprecycling.com

WV Recycling Directory, Once in the directory, search for service providers in your area.

For small quantity generators try the following links:

www.prepaidrecycling.com

www.wmlamptracker.com

www.lamprecycling.com

Household Hazardous Waste

DEP Maintained List of Service Providers

EPA Household Hazardous Waste Page

West Virginia Solid Waste Management Plan: Chapter 7, Special Waste.

Check with your local Solid Waste Authority to find out if a HHW collection event is scheduled for your area.

EPA Household Hazardous Waste Page

West Virginia Solid Waste Management Plan: Chapter 7, Special Waste.

Laboratory Hazardous Waste

A Guidance Manual for Science Instructors

Microsoft Word Document

2001 School Chemical Removal

PowerPoint Presentation

N/A

Lead Abatement

Department of Health & Human Resources: Lead Program

Lead Abatement Contractors

US EPA Lead and Copper Rule

EPA Lead Paint Certification Courses in WV

Department of Health & Human Resources: Lead Program

US EPA Lead and Copper Rule

Lead Abatement Contractors

EPA Lead Paint Certification Courses in WV

 Medical Waste

Infectious Waste Hauling Companies
Permitted to Operate in West Virginia

WV Department of Health and Human Resources Infectious Medical Waste Program

For small quantity generators, try the following links

www.wastemd.com

A Household Guide for the Proper Disposal of Syringes and Sharps

WV Department of Health and Human Resources Infectious Medical Waste Program

Dispose My Meds , a zip code search lets you know if there is a collection event or disposal site in your area.

Mercury

Go to the DEP Maintained List of Service Providers  and look under "Metal Recyclers."

EPA Mercury Webpage

Check with your local Solid Waste Authority to find out if a HHW collection event is scheduled for your area.

EPA Mercury Webpage

Paint

Businesses should do a hazardous waste determination. If the paint is non-hazardous it can be dried out and disposed of by the local garbage service. If it is hazardous it must be disposed of by a qualified firm.

DEP Maintained List of Service Providers

You cannot deposit free-flowing liquids in West Virginia's landfills. Either air dry unwanted paint or mix it with a dry substance such as kitty litter and dry it out. It can then be disposed of by your local garbage service.

Pesticides

For information on proper management and disposal of pesticides, contact Doug Hudson, Environmental and Pesticide Programs Specialist,  Regulatory and Environmental Affairs Division, WV Department of Agriculture, Pesticide Regulatory Program, 304-558-2209. dhudson@ag.state.wv.us

 

US EPA Pesticides Information Page

Pesticides - Regulated as Universal Waste

For information on proper management and disposal of pesticides, contact Doug Hudson, Environmental and Pesticide Programs Specialist,  Regulatory and Environmental Affairs Division, WV Department of Agriculture, Pesticide Regulatory Program, 304-558-2209. dhudson@ag.state.wv.us

Check with your local Solid Waste Authority to find out if a HHW collection event is scheduled for your area.

US EPA Pesticides Information Page

Pesticides - Regulated as Universal Waste

Propane Tanks

Propane tanks are difficult to recycle. Go to the WV Recycling Directory, find the metal recyclers near you and inquire as to who may take your used propane tanks.

Propane tanks are difficult to recycle. Go to the WV Recycling Directory, find the metal recyclers near you and inquire as to who may take your used propane tanks.

Tires

WV Tire Monofills and Recyclers, This link takes you to the WV Recycling Directory. Search for tire management facilities in your area.

Tire Amnesty Program, call Chris Cartwright, WV DEP, REAP, at 800-322-5530.

Your local tire dealer may also be willing, for a fee, to take your used tires.

REAP Tire Collection Events Schedule.

Thermometers

DEP Maintained List of Service Providers

DEP Maintained List of Service Providers

Thermostats

DEP Maintained List of Service Providers

DEP Maintained List of Service Providers

Toner Cartridges

WV Recycling Directory. Once in the directory, search for service providers in your area.

WV Recycling Directory. Once in the directory, search for service providers in your area.

Universal Waste

Introduction to Universal Waste, US EPA

Universal Waste Lamp Recyclers

Universal Waste Battery Recyclers

Introduction to Universal Waste, US EPA

Universal Waste Lamp Recyclers

Universal Waste Battery Recyclers

Used Oil

DEP Maintained List of Used Oil Service Providers

WV Recycling Directory, Once in the directory, search for service providers in your area.

DEP Maintained List of Used Oil Service Providers

WV Recycling Directory, Once in the directory, search for service providers in your area.

For a complete discussion of  special waste management in West Virginia, go to the West Virginia 2009 Solid Waste Management Plan, Chapter 7, Special Waste. The chapter contains a discussion of federal and state laws and rules governing the management of special waste, a list of common household hazardous waste items and instructions for their disposal and a discussion of special waste issues in West Virginia including sewage sludge, agricultural waste, pollution control residuals, mining waste, industrial waste, white goods, tires, lead acid batteries, yard waste, universal waste and bulky goods.

In addition to the sources listed above, you may be able to find information on many hard to market items in the West Virginia Materials Exchange. The exchange posts ads for any type of recyclable or reusable item. The program is targeted at recycling, manufacturing and heavy industry. To use the exchange, click on the exchange link, go to exchange login, click on option #1, and fill out the contact information form. You can then browse the materials available or materials wanted files or post ads. It's easy, it's fast and it doesn't cost anything.

 

 

West Virginia Solid Waste Management Board
601 57th Street, SE
Charleston, WV  25304
Phone: 304-926-0448
Toll Free: 866-568-6649
Fax: 304-926-0472