E-Waste Management

This website was created by the West Virginia Solid Waste Management Board to provide the people of West Virginia and the state’s solid waste managers with the information necessary to facilitate the environmentally sound management of end of life electronics in compliance with WV Code §22-15A-22(e)

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Local Government's Role in Electronics Recycling

Local governments, including cities, towns, county commissions and local solid waste authorities all have important roles in the establishment and expansion of electronic recycling programs within the state.

Why E-Cycle?

End-of-life computers, monitors, peripherals, TVs and other electronics is the fastest growing waste stream in the U.S. In 2007 the US EPA estimated that Americans generated about 232 million units of computer and TV related e-waste. Only 18% of that number was recycled. There is another 235 million units stored in basements, closets and garages.

Electronics contain a host of hazardous substances. Even small amounts of these toxic materials can be dangerous if released into the air, water and soil. Almost 40% of the lead and 70% of other toxins found in landfills are from electronics.

Become an e-Cycler

Local governmental entities can conceivably become electronic collectors. Many municipalities are providing waste collection services for their citizens. Some also provide recycling services. Local county solid waste authorities operate recycling programs; working with cities within their counties. Some may consider adding electronics to the materials accepted in their recycling programs.

The WV DEP REAP program has a grant program for local governments. The Covered Electronic Device Grant Program exists for the sole purpose of providing county commissions, municipalities and solid waste authorities with financial assistance to establish and operate electronic recycling programs.

For complete information on the grant requirements, click on the “REAP CED Program” link on this page.

Public Education and Awareness

Local governments have the opportunity to play an important role in the proper management of e-waste through public education. To assist, the WV Solid Waste Management Board has developed a series of fact sheets for consumers, retailers, manufacturers, landfill operators, recyclers and waste haulers. Click below for fact sheets.

 

General Information

E-Waste Home

Landfill Ban on E-Waste

e-Cycling WV

Pending E-Cycle Events

WV e-Cycle History

WV e-Cycle Statistics

E-Waste Photo Gallery

E-Waste Stakeholder Information

Consumer's

Local Government

Retailer's

Manufacturer's

Waste Hauler's

Landfill Operator's

Transfer Station Operators

Recycling, Collector

Recycling Processor

Hazardous/Universal Waste

How To Choose A Vendor

REAP E-Waste Programs

REAP CED Program

REAP Recycling Assistance

 
CONTACTS
For information on SB 398 and the landfill ban on electronics, stakeholders meetings and general information on e-waste planning and e-Cycling:

Carol Throckmorton

304-926-0448, e 1671
Phil Mann
304-926-0448, e 1674
Nicole Hunter
304-926-0448, e 1116
 
For information on the Covered Electronic Devices Grant program, manufacture registration and compliance,  and general information on e-Cycling:
Sandy Rogers
304-926-0499, e 1004
Lisa Facemyer
800-322-5530
Niki Davis
304-926-0499, 1269

WV Solid Waste Management Board
601 57th Street, SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: 304-926-0448
Fax: 304-926-0472
Toll Free: 866-568-6649
URL: www.state.wv.us/swmb