Recycling Center Locations

Randolph County, WV

Learn where you can recycle glass, metal, plastic, cardboard, and other recyclable materials in Elkins and throughout Randolph County, WV. Discover local waste cleanup and recycling groups operating throughout our area. If we missed your business or group, please let us know.

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Elkins Recycling Drop-off Center

Glass and Yard Waste

Drop-Off Hours

Glass & Yard Waste Drop-off
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


drop-off location for glass and yard-waste recycling

38.92242° N, 79.85340° W

Accepted Items


Clear, Brown & Green Container Glass Only
Please rinse bottles and remove caps. It is helpful but not necessary to remove all labels.

Yard Waste

Acceptable Yard Waste Materials

  • Branches & Brush**
  • Grass, Tree & Shrub Trimmings
  • Leaves & Hay
  • Plant Debris
  • Vegetative Landscaping Materials


**Branches & Brush Limits:

  • No thicker than 2 inches
  • No longer than 8 feet
  • Tied with a string or twine in manageable bundles (no wires or plastic ties).

Prohibited Yard Waste Materials

Unacceptable items include (but are not limited to):

  • Animal Waste
  • Construction & Demolition Debris
  • Household Trash
  • Items Over 50 Pounds
  • Non-Organic Material
  • Plastics
  • Treated Wood
  • Yard Waste Containing Concrete, Rocks, Sod, or Dirt
  • Any Other Items
  • Unsuitable for Composting

Driving Directions

Unfortunately, online mapping tools do not show Jones Drive. Please follow the driving directions below:

Please Note: Jones Drive is accessible off Robert E. Lee Avenue Extension. Robert E. Lee Avenue starts at Harrison Avenue.

Travel west on Robert E. Lee Avenue away from Harrison.

Pass Elkins Middle School, on your right.

Continue onto Robert E. Lee Avenue Extension.

Pass the Phil Gainer Community Center on your right.

Just past Andrews Street, bear left onto Jones Drive. You may notice the large circular tank structures, part of the former wastewater treatment plant, up ahead to the left.

Continue onto the grounds of the old wastewater treatment plant.

Follow signs to the glass or yard-waste drop-off locations.

Randolph County Recycling Center

24/7 Self Service

Drop-Off Hours

24/7 Self-service Drop-off Recycling Center
Shredding Service Available


10 11th Street
Elkins, WV 26241

Accepted Items

No Fee Required for Recycling Drop-off

  • #1 Plastic (clear)
  • #2 Plastic
  • Aluminum
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Magazines
  • Newspaper
  • Steel
  • White Paper
  • Metal

Tire & Electronics Recycling Events Held Throughout the Year.

Prohibited Items

  • Batteries
  • Brown Paper Bags
  • Compressed Cardboard
  • Glass (accepted at Elkins Center)
  • Hardbound Books (take to local library)
  • Lids to Plastic Items
  • Light Bulbs
  • Phone Books
  • Plastic Bags
  • Refrigerators
  • Tractor Trailer Tires
  • TV Sets (Console/Flatscreen)
  • Yard Waste (accepted at Elkins Center)
  • And Other Prohibited Items

No Glass or Yard Waste Allowed

Glass and Yard Waste are among the items prohibited at this location. These materials must be taken to City of Elkins Recycling Drop-off Center. All items not specifically listed as “ACCEPTED ITEMS” above are prohibited at this location.

NOTICE: PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANY PROHIBITED ITEMS AT THE RANDOLPH COUNTY RECYCLING CENTER. We cannot accept them. To find out where to recycle prohibited items or any material not listed as an ACCEPTED ITEM, please contact us.

Elkins Metal Recycling

Accepted Items

Scrap Metal Only


Monday – Friday 7 AM – 4 PM
Closed Saturday and Sunday


1404 15th Street
Elkins, WV 26241
Phone: (304) 636-3456

Local Recycling & Waste Clean-Up Groups

Randolph County Recycling Group Facebook Page

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Randolph County Solid Waste Authority – WV

From delivering quality educational programs to informing our community about source reduction, reuse, recycling, material recovery, landfilling, and disposal to hosting fun events for the whole family, RCSWA provides waste management services and resources to safeguard what matters most. Contact us to list your recycling group or recycling resource. Learn more

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