Who We Are, What We Do
In 1998, the Solid Waste Management Board (SWMB) was
directed by the Legislature to provide business and
financial assistance to local governmental entities
operating public solid waste facilities.
Pursuant to that directive, the Business
and Financial Assistance Section was created to provide the
solid waste authorities (SWAs) and other local government
entities with professional assistance to improve their
business and financial knowledge.
This in turn helps them to run their operations in a
more effective and efficient manner, thus ensuring their
Staff monitors operations of local government entities
operating public solid waste facilities with an emphasis on
those that receive loans from the SWMB to ensure timely
payments are made.
This section also reviews and maintains a database on
all SWA audits and bylaws.
WV Code §22C-4-9a, enacted in 2005,
requires SWAs operating commercial solid waste facilities to
submit quarterly performance measures to the SWMB.
The quarterly reporting helps gauge the productivity
and operational health of each Authority and its commercial
solid waste facility.
This same section of WV Code also requires the SWMB to
conduct biennial, or more frequent, performance reviews on
These performance reviews foster accountability and best
management practices for SWAs that operate commercial solid
waste facilities, as well as evaluate their operational
health and performance.
The SWMB’s revolving loan program is also
administered through this Section.
This program provides funding, within available means
and guidelines, for acquisition or construction of solid
waste disposal projects.