Specialty Disposal In Randolph County, Wv

Waste Management & Recycling Services

Some items cannot be placed into landfills. These items may require special handling for recycling, unique procedures for disposal, or represent a risk to human or environmental health. For your convenience, we have begun compiling a list of service providers authorized to accept these items for our Randolph County residents.

Fluorescent Light Bulbs

If you are a business, contact DEP for instructions. Citizens may break full size bulbs, double bag, and dispose of with household trash, or order a special waste box for recycling at your own cost.

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Lowe’s (Accepts CFL’s only, meaning less than 1 ft in length.)

Automotive & Industrial Batteries

Recycle at Advance Auto, Auto Zone, (only if you are buying a battery), Elkins Metal Recycling, and Tygarts Valley Transfer accept batteries.


No Charge for Disposal at: Advance Auto Parts

Motor Oil and Petroleum Based Fluids

(Brake and Power Steering)
Advance Auto Parts or Auto Zone


RCSWA holds an annual tire collection for Randolph County. Tucker County Landfill and Tygarts Valley Transfer accepts tires for a fee. Find the tire monofill nearest you.


Comprehensive information and instructions for safe handling and removal of this harmful material.


Add cat litter, soil or saw dust to solidify, then dispose of with household trash.


RCSWA holds biannual recycling events. Also Tygarts Valley Transfer accepts.

Hazardous Waste

The West Virginia DEP oversees Hazardous Waste. If you have a hazardous waste emergency, call 1-800-642-3074 or visit www.dep.wv.gov for more information.


Elkins Recycling Drop Off Center
1 Baxter St., Elkins


Randolph County Recycling Center


No Drop Off For Plastics at this time


Randolph County Recycling Center



Aluminum Cans

Elkins Metal Recycling
Randolph County Recycling Center


Randolph County Recycling Center

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Randolph County, WV

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At Randolph County Solid Waste Authority (RCSWA), we aim to build better waste management programs for residents in Randolph County, WV, and beyond. We take pride in collaborating with community members, business leaders, and fellow government agency representatives to bring forth successful solutions. We look forward to partnering with local garbage collectors, transfer stations, recycling centers, landfills – and YOU. Contact us to submit your local resource in confidence to be considered for future publication

Yard Waste:

Elkins Recycling Drop Off Center
31 Jones Drive Elkins (Near Flood Control)

Hours –
Mon. Tues. Thurs. Fri. • 6am – 2:30pm.
Wed. • 6am – 6pm
Sat. • 9am – 12pm.

No garbage ! Yard waste only.

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