How TO Help

Making a big change in our local community starts with small steps. Gather your family, friends, colleagues, or club and volunteer a few hours to help make Randolph County beautiful. If everyone donated a few hours of their time several times a year, we could make a big impact and keep our wild and wonderful region all it should be. Check out some great established organization, events, and opportunities below to help get you on the right path. Do you have an organization you would like featured? Feel free to contact us to include your group’s information.

Local Opportunities to Get Involved in the Recycling Effort in Randolph County, WV

Randolph County Make It Shine

Local volunteer group dedicated to making Randolph County all it can be.

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Adopt a Highway

National and state organization devoted to keeping our roads and highways trash free.

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Cans for Cash and Metal for Money Fundraiser Drive

Did you know the Elkins Metal Recycling offers fundraising opportunities for local groups and organizations? You can clean up our region while making some extra funds for your cause. 

Contact them for more information.


Do you have a group or organization dedicated to recycling in our region? Let us know!

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