Proper disposal options are available
Unfortunately, illegal dumping on the State Road’s property outside the gates at the Green Box has become a regular and costly problem for the citizens of our county.
Some people seem to have the attitude that “if everybody else is doing it, it’s okay for me to do it.”
When the Solid Waste Authority has to repeatedly send additional staff with a truck and trailer to pick up these large items and take them to the landfill, the extra expense has to be paid by someone. “Someone” is the county’s citizens who pay an annual Green Box fee or tipping fees at the landfill, because all of the SWA’s operating expenses are covered by those fees. There is a misconception that the SWA receives funding from the County Commission or State Road budget to help with its operations – but that is simply not true.
The Green Boxes are for disposal of bagged residential garbage for those households who pay the annual Green Box fee. If you live in the towns of Marlinton or Durbin, or your household pays Allegheny Disposal or Greenbrier Valley Solid Waste for pickup service, you should not use the Green Boxes. Your hauler provides bulky goods pickups for larger items. All businesses should use the landfill and pay the tipping fee or pay a hauler for pickup service to dispose of their garbage.
Businesses should not dispose of their garbage in the Green Boxes.
The DEP provides a free tire trailer at Pocahontas County Landfill on a continuous basis. Up to 15 tires are accepted with a valid West Virginia driver’s license. Businesses can recycle tires at the landfill for $100 per ton (about $2-$3 per tire.) Dumping tires on the ground or placing them in the garbage is illegal.
Mattresses and furniture should be taken to Pocahontas County Landfill, and will be accepted at no charge for residential customers if you bring your current Green Box or hauler service receipt.
A “Free Day” at Pocahontas County Landfill is also provided on the last Tuesday of each month for up to one pickup truck load (516 pounds) of residential garbage.
All construction or demolition materials should be taken to a landfill.
Pocahontas County Landfill accepts old appliances, electronics and cardboard for recycling.
Call the landfill at 304-799-4199 if you have questions.
Landfill hours are Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.