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Transfer Station operators should establish a program for the proper collection and handling of CEDs at their facilities.

The program should include:

  • Public education;

  • Signage on site;

  • Modification to transfer station operational plans to accommodate CEDs;

  • Plans for managing broken CRT glass;

  • Plans for storage of electronics;

  • Employee training on environmental and health issues related to the handling of CEDs.

The program should also include the transfer stations working arrangement with their ultimate disposal site and the process for adhering to that plan.

Alternatively transfer station management may establish a relationship with an electronic recycling processor for the recycling of CEDs. A list of recyclers and questions to ask vendors is available on this website.

Establishing a system for tracking costs associated with the collection and disposal of CEDs is important. Volumes and types of materials as well as additional costs incurred in the purchase of equipment, transportation and recycling/processing should be considered. Tracking information should be made available to the WV SWMB, WVDEP and the PSC upon request and must accompany any requests for increases in tariffs.

Click this link for a list of E-Waste Recycling Contractors.

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 Secretary's Memorandum. Memo re Collection of Covered Electronic Devices 12-22-2011.


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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
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:
Niki Davis
304-926-0499, e 1137
Lisa Facemyer

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