An important message about city trash collection

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — City-operated waste collection will proceed on Monday, Dec. 31 (although City Hall will be closed), but will not be collected on Tuesday, New Year’s Day.

Waste and curbside recycling collection will proceed on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019.

With the holidays moving waste collection back one day this week and next, please remember to set your toter, waste bin, and recycling out the night before as crews will be running early to get all routes collected within the tight timeframe. This is particularly important this week and next as many residents are putting out more waste than average.

Paper and corrugated cardboard recycling are available at the Crossroads Drop-Off Center and the Recycling Center on Mudlick Road. Please consider recycling your cardboard from gifts to limit the amount entering the landfill and reducing the load on our waste crews this week, not to mention your waste bill.

Note, however, that most holiday wrapping paper cannot be recycled unless it is made of simple paper, so please throw it away.

Again, the next curbside collection date for #1 & 2 plastics and metal cans will be Wednesday, Jan. 2 (the normal collection date is the first and third Tuesday of each month).

Paper and cardboard products that have been used to serve food are not recyclable. If you place those and other non-recyclable materials in the recycling bins, you risk having our entire shipment refused and discarded.

However, many paper products can be composted. Consider starting a compost system at your residence to limit waste.

For more information about how to recycle in Buckhannon and Upshur County, please visit our recycling webpage at You may also reach our Recycling Center at (304) 472-4443 or the Upshur County Solid Waste Authority at (304) 472-7916.

City of Buckhannon residents may recycle using curbside collection or the drop-off centers. All residents, city and county, may use the drop-off centers at CrossRoads Recycling and the Mudlick Recycling Center. We accept sorted 1 & 2 plastics and aluminum/steel at the curb. Plastics (1&2), metal cans, paper, magazines, and corrugated cardboard are accepted at the Crossroads Recycling Drop-Off.

All of those materials, plus electronics and yard waste, are accepted at the Mudlick Recycling Center.

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