The purpose of Randolph County Solid Waste Authority (RCSWA) is to protect the public health and welfare of citizens by providing a comprehensive program of solid waste collection, processing, recycling and disposal. The Authority also establishes programs based on source reduction, reuse, material recovery and lastly, landfilling.

The RCSWA is overseen by, and follows, the policies of the West Virginia State Solid Waste Management Board. See the WVSWMB website for information on rules, policies, bylaws, and disposal of hazardous materials.

RCSWA is managed by a five-member board of directors appointed as follows: one by the Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), two each by the county commission, one by the board of supervisors for the Conservation District (CD) in which the county is situated and one by the Chairman of the PSC.  Terms last four years, and appointments are staggered to ensure not all of the member’s terms expire in the same year.

Board Members

  • Clark Martin (Chair)
  • Chris See (Treasurer)
  • Tim Hornick
  • Spinner O’Flaherty
  • Jack Tribble

Special Committee Members

Recycling Center Operations

  • Joe Gumm, Randolph County Recycling Center

Staff Members

  • Angie Lipscomb, Secretary

The RCSWA usually holds a public meeting the first Tuesday of every month at 5:00 pm at the James Cain Courthouse Annex in Elkins, WV. Citizens are encouraged to attend, and public comment is welcome. Please enter through the building’s side door, and make your way to the Commissioners’ Conference Room. If there are changes to our schedule, they will be reflected on our calendar. Reach us using the “Contact” tab on this website, or email RCSWA.WV@gmail.com.