Landfill Ban: What Waste Haulers
Need to Know
Effective January 1, 2011,
electronic waste will be banned from WV Landfills.
Under the Public Service Commission’s Bulky Goods
Rule, 150CSR9.6.6.c, waste haulers are required to pickup
televisions, computer and other “bulky” items once a month
from their subscribers. To help offset any additional costs
incurred in providing this service they may impose a
surcharge, up to $1.00, per month per subscriber.
The Bulky Goods Rule will
remain in effect, including the pickup of televisions and
computers, on January 1, 2011. All interested and effected
parties will be notified of any changes, should they occur,
in the future
Haulers should notify
their customers about the upcoming ban. Communication
between waste haulers and their customers is key to the
smooth implementation of the ban. Providing instructions on
how customers should handle these items is important.
landfilling electronics within the haulers service area
should be provided to customers.
The links on this page
will provide recycling and take back program information
Pending Collection Events - Local
government often provides collection services for
electronic waste, either in the form of single day
collection events or a continous collection program.
This link provides a listing of upcoming collection
Earth 911 – Provides information on private sector recycling
businesses, programs offered through local government
and nonprofits, national programs, including manufacture
sponsored take back programs.
West Virginia Recycling Directory – The directory allows you to
search for specific materials recycled in each county.
It is compiled by the WV Dept. of Commerce and has
Manufactures Recycling Program – Many manufacturers accept the
responsibility for the recycling of their own products.
They often provide mail-in or other types of take back
programs. The cost for shipping and processing differs
with each brand and is sometimes passed on to the
On December 22, 2011, the Secretary of the Department
of Environmental Protection, Randy Huffman, issued a
memorandum concerning the collection of "Covered Electronic
Devices," as defined by W. Va. Code 22-15A-2-(17) by the
states landfill operators and landfill owners.
Click on the following link for a complete copy of the
Memo re Collection of Covered Electronic Devices 12-22-2011.
link for a Waste Hauler Fact Sheet
Click this link for a list of
E-Waste Recycling Contractors.
E-Waste Stakeholder Information
REAP E-Waste Programs
For information on
SB 398 and the landfill ban on electronics,
stakeholders meetings and general information on
e-waste planning and e-Cycling:
304-926-0448, e 1671
304-926-0448, e 1116
For information on the Covered Electronic Devices
Grant program, manufacture registration and
compliance, and general information on
304-926-0499, e 1004