About Randolph County Solid Waste Authority

Serving the Health and Welfare Interests of Randolph County Citizens

Randolph County Solid Waste Authority (RCSWA) is a local municipal government authority empowered by the West Virginia State Solid Waste Management Board. We serve the health and welfare interests of residents in and around Randolph County, West Virginia.

Our Mission

The mission of Randolph County Solid Waste Authority is to promote an integrated solid waste management system which maximizes resources and safeguards human health.

Promoting Quality Waste Management In Elkins, WV

RCSWA promotes access to quality waste management services in Elkins, Beverly, Mill Creek, WV – and beyond. Through our broad network of resources, we help Randolph County citizens identify safe, cost-effective ways to recycle and dispose of residential waste, commercial waste, and industrial waste.

More About What We Do

Safeguarding Public Health

At RCWSA, our primary objective is protecting public health and safeguarding the welfare of the citizens we serve.

Inform and Educate

RCWSA can help you find your nearest recycling center, landfill, self-serve transfer station, garbage collection and disposal service provider. We help citizens access accurate, timely information about how to properly dispose of various types of household trash, yard waste, commercial and industrial waste produced in Randolph County, WV.

Spurring Community Involvement

To further our mission, we establish programs and events designed to address a broad range of issues including source reduction, reuse, material recovery, and landfilling. From finding the best transfer station for self-disposal locating the nearest landfill, we actively work to assess problems and identify solutions.

Organizing Clean Up Efforts

RCSWA supports the Randolph County community by organizing cooperative community clean-up efforts and events for youth. We participate in a variety of waste reduction, reuse, and recycling events.

Meet the Board of Directors

Randolph County Solid Waste Authority

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 Public Service Commission (PSC). Terms last four years, and appointments are staggered to ensure not all of the member’s terms expire in the same year.

Clark Martin


Chris See


Timothy Hornick


Joe Gum

Board Member

Peggy Ross

Board Member

A Local Solid Waste Authority

Governed by the West Virginia Solid Waste Management Board

RCSWA is overseen by, and follows, the policies of the West Virginia State Solid Waste Management Board.

To the People Randolph County

By now those of you who are reading this know that that the Tygart valley Recycling Center (formerly the Randolph County Recycling Center), has closed. First of all, the Randolph County Solid Waste Authority appreciate your passion for recycling and how you express importance for a Recycling Center. to give you a little history on the Center. Mr. Sterling Daniels is the owner of the Recycling Center. The owner before him was Mr. Joe Gum. The Randolph County Solid Waste Authority as never owned the Center. In the past, We have assisted the recycling center in various ways but, have never owned it. It is, or was, a private business unto itself. Now the reason that it is closed. When I spoke with Mr. Daniels the reason for closing he stated that he is losing anywhere from $4 to $5 thousand dollars a month. We post it on our website so other will know where to go to take their recyclables. We are currently looking to meet with the Randolph County Commission and with the Elkins City Council to let them know of the situation and bounce some ideas as to what direction to go. Hopefully, bring another recycling Center into the County. Getting rid of recyclables it not as easy as some think. Recycling is not as easy as everyone thinks. You Spend the month collect and bailing the items. The You try to find a Recycling company, much larger then your own, that will take them. You tell them that you will sell it to them at this price. Those that want to buy it will either meet your requested price or, low ball you. Most of the time, they low ball you. Even in recycling, you’ve got to make a profit to stay alive. I thank you for you passion and concern for recycling. I hope we can solve the problem soon. If you have any ideas or folks that deal in Recycling, please shoot me an e-mail.

Thank you for you patience and understanding.

Clark Martin – Chairman
Randolph County Solid Waste Authority
P. O. Box 2147
Elkins, West Virginia 26241