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Appliances

Habitat for Humanity ReStore
1825 Earl L. Core Rd.
Morgantown, WV 26501
Phone: 304-291-2991
- Accepts working appliances only. Will pick up larger items (call to make arrangements).

Appliance Distribution Source LLC
110 Dunkard Ave.
Westover WV 26501
Phone: 304-292-1348
- Free appliance recycling drop-off for washers, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, stoves, A/C’s, water heaters, dehumidifiers.
- Please leave by dock ramp if after hours

Salvation Army
1224 University Ave.
Morgantown, WV 26505
Phone: 304-296-3525
- Accepts working appliances only. Will pick up larger items (call to make arrangements).

Best Buy
3294 University Town Centre Dr.
Morgantown, WV, 26501
Phone: 304-598-9052
- Offers free haul/recycling of appliances with purchase and delivery of a new one.

Lowes
(Multiple locations)
- Offers haul/recycling of appliances for a fee with purchase and delivery of a new one.

Batteries

All batteries are accepted at MUB’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. You can find more information on that event here.

Rechargeable Batteries:

Best Buy
3294 University Town Centre Dr
Morgantown, WV, 26501

Lowes
(Multiple locations)

Car/Truck Batteries:

Advance Auto Parts
(Multiple locations)
- Advance Auto Parts will give $10 store credit for each battery.

AutoZone
(Multiple locations)
- AutoZone will give $10 store credit for each battery.

Bicycles

Positive Spin
BOPARC Center
1216 University Avenue
Morgantown, WV 26505
info@positivespin.org
Phone: 304-933-2633 /304-wee-code
Facebook
Website
- Accepts bikes and bike parts for refurbishment and recycling. Please contact before bringing bike donations.

Electronics

Republic Services offers free pick up of e-waste every 4th Friday of the month to all City of Morgantown residents. Call 304-366-8900 or 1-800-696-3173 to schedule your free pick-up through Republic. Visit their website to see a full list of accepted electronics.

You can also recycle your electronic waste at these locations:

PC Renewal
3848 Grafton Rd.
Morgantown, WV 26508
Phone: 304-291-8550
Website

Best Buy
3294 University Town Centre Dr.
Morgantown, WV, 26501
Phone: 304-598-9052
Website
- Includes ink and toner cartridges

Target 
5001 University Town Centre Dr.
Morgantown, WV, 26505
Phone: 304-599-1072
- Phones, MP3 players, ink and toner cartridges only

Office Depot 
733 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
Morgantown, WV, 26505
Phone: 304-598-7899
Website
- Ink and toner cartridges only

Westover Drop-off Recycling
500 Dupont Rd.
Morgantown, WV, 26501
Website
- Ink and toner cartridges are the only accepted electronic waste at this site)

Morgantown Goodwill
(Multiple locations)

Household Hazardous Waste

Check out the MUB website to learn about their annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. 

Visit the Monongalia County Solid Waste Authority’s website to get a Household Hazardous Waste calendar and gather more information on solid waste and recycling in Mon County. 

Lightbulbs

Fluorescent bulbs are accepted at MUB’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. You can find more information about that event here.

You can also recycle fluorescent bulbs (tubes not accepted) at the following locations:

Best Buy
3294 University Town Centre Dr
Morgantown, WV, 26501

Lowes
(Multiple locations)

Incandescent, halogen and LED light bulbs do not contain hazardous materials and are considered safe to dispose of in the trash.

Medications

The Morgantown Police Department will hold a biannual Prescription Drug Take Back Day in cooperation with the DEA. Details TBA

Please reference the list of acceptable medications before disposal at your location of choice.

Walgreens
897 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
Morgantown, WV, 26505

Walmart
75 Retail Cir.
Morgantown, WV, 26508

WVU Hospitals
1 Medical Center Dr. 390 Birch St.
Morgantown, WV, 26505 Morgantown, WV, 26505

CVS Pharmacy
1000Pineview Dr. 3521 Monongahela Blvd.
Morgantown, WV, 26505 Morgantown, WV, 26505

Public Safety Building
300 Spruce St.
Morgantown, WV, 26505

Town of Star City
370 Broadway Ave,
Star City, WV, 26505

Use this useful link to locate medication drop-off sites in other areas.

Motor Oil

Motor oil is accepted at MUB’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. You can find more information on that event here.

Advance Auto Parts
(Multiple locations)

AutoZone
(Multiple locations)

Paint

Oil-Based Paint:

Oil based paint can be recycled at MUB’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. You can find more information on that event here.

Latex-Based Paint:

Latex paint can be recycled and purchased at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Friends of Decker’s Creek also holds an annual latex paint exchange in which one can donate or pick-up used latex paint for free.

To recycle latex paint at the ReStore or FODC’s Annual Paint Exchange, the paint must meet the following criteria:
1. Latex paint must not be expired or less than 5 years old
2. Latex paint must be in original container and more than 1/2 gallon

Habitat for Humanity ReStore
1825 Earl L. Core Rd.
Morgantown, WV 26501
Phone: 304-291-2991
Website

Friends of Decker’s Creek
For more info about the Friends of Decker's Creek paint exchange, click here. 

If the latex paint is not usable you can safely dispose of it in your regular trash by following these steps:
1. Open the can and let it air dry.
2. Pour excess paint on cardboard or in a cardboard box filled with newspaper. Let the paint dry and then dispose of it in the trash.
3. Mix an absorbent (like sawdust or kitty litter) with the paint.
4. Let the paint dry and then dispose of it in the trash.

Plastic Bags

All major retail chains accept plastic bags and plastic films (i.e., bread bags and packaging wrap) if they pass the thumb stretch test. To test whether or not flexible packaging can be recycled simply apply thumb pressure to the plastic. If the plastic stretches, then it can be recycled at major store retailers. Recycling bins are located either outside in front of the store or by check-out stands.

Scrap Metal

Jack’s Scrap Recycling
226 Mt Morris Rd.
Mt Morris, PA, 15349
Phone: 800-222-8932
Website

3 Rivers Iron and Metal
500 Virginia Ave.
Fairmont, WV, 26554
Phone: 304-366-8099
Website

Mountain State Metals
1823 Morgantown Ave.
Fairmont, WV, 26554
Phone: 304-367-1207
Facebook

Textiles

Morgantown Goodwill
(Multiple locations)

Salvation Army
1224 University Ave.
Morgantown, WV 26505
Phone: 304-296-3525

Christian Help
219 Walnut St
Morgantown, WV 26505
Phone: 304-296-0221

WVU Textile Recycling Drop-off Locations - Donations Accepted 24/7
- Mountaineer Station
- West entrance of the WVU Student Recreation Center
- Dadisman Hall Parking Lot- 33H

Tires

The WV DEP coordinates several tire collection days in different counties throughout the state. Check out the Monongalia County Recycling Website for more information.

Paper Documents

Shredded paper in a clear plastic bag can go into single-stream recycling. PACE Shredding offers secure paper shredding services for a small fee.

PACE Shredding
889 Mylan Park Lane
Morgantown, WV 26501
All paper is shredded and recycled
Drop-off Monday-Friday between 8 am and 2 pm
Phone: (304) 983-7223
Website

Accepted at PACE:
- Office paper (staples, clips and envelopes do not have to be removed)
- Colored paper

Not accepted at PACE:
- Newspaper
- Magazines
- Paper with embellishments

Bulk Items

If you have gently used furniture and other home goods, consider donating it to a thrift store. This can extend the life of the product instead of sending it to a landfill. Donating items also reduces the need to use virgin materials, creates more jobs in our local economy, provides inexpensive furnishing options, and proceeds from many thrift stores go towards helping charitable causes. Below is a list of stores at which to donate gently used items. Also consider donating to non-profits and churches with programs to help people in need.

- Animal Friends Thrift Shoppe
Goodwill
The Ranch Community Store
Retails by Mountaineer Spay and Neuter Assistance Program
Salvation Army
Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Bulk Item Disposal

If you have curbside recycling at your residence, you can call Republic Services at 304-366-8900 to schedule a special bulk item pick-up. Bulk item pick-up occurs on the same day as your regular trash pick-up. Please verify with Republic Services that your bulk item pick-up is eligible and ask about any guidelines to ensure proper and safe pick-up of your bulk item(s).

What is considered a bulk item?

A bulk item is either too large or too heavy to be safely and conveniently loaded into the residential solid waste collection vehicles by the personnel available. This often includes large pieces of furniture such as bed frames, mattresses, couches, etc. If an item is too big to go with your regular trash, please call Republic Services to schedule a bulk item pick-up.