Christmas Tree disposal

Don’t let this happen to your old Christmas Tree

Marion County has two drop off points for your old tree

After the Holiday we will accept trees at the Public

Recycling Facility in Farmington, up Idamay Hill,

Route 218 (Helen’s Run Road)     and

At the Marion County Visitors Center by The Gateway Connector     next to the Recycling Bins


Congratulations to Jim McDonald Association of West Virginia Solid Waste Authorities : Volunteer of the Year

Monday October 24, 2016 Marion County Solid Waste Authority Chairman of the Board Jim McDonald was presented with the Volunteer of the Year Award for his many services to the Marion County community and West Virginia.  The ceremony was the highlight of of the 2016 West Virginia Educational Conference on Litter Control & Solid Waste Management held in Morgantown at the Waterfront Place Hotel.  The Marion County Solid Waste Authority has known for years of Jim’s outstanding community service and dedication to recycling and we are proud that our fellow West Virginians recognize it as well!


2016 National Drug Take-Back Day

National Drug Take-Back Day 2016 – Check for a location near you.

Proper medication disposal helps to:

– prevent accidental poisonings at home of children, elderly, and pets
– keep medications out of the water
– preserve the life of your septic because medication can hurt good bacteria

Remember The Soup Opera in Fairmont often needs empty medicine bottles, along with food stuff and toiletry supplies. Please call ahead to verify.

For more information on proper medication disposal, please check out our on-line handbook.



Marion County Litter Control Officer

Congratulations to Kenny R. Ice, Marion County’s new Litter Control Officer!

Bobbi Benson, Executive Director and The Marion County Solid Waste Authority Board are proud to announce Marion County’s new Litter Control Officer, Kenny R. Ice.

Kenny takes his job as litter control officer seriously. He will do all he can to stop littering and dumping.

Remember — littering and dumping trash is against the law in Marion County.

Marion County Recycling Champions

Marion County Solid Waste Authority would like to thank Resolute Forest Products in Fairmont and Marion County Schools for working together to be Recycling Champions. Resolute Forest Products is working with Marion County Schools to provide recycling.

Marion County Schools Paper Recycling Status Resolute Forest Products are happy to announce that they now have 13 schools in Marion County with specialized paper dumpsters who are recycling with Resolute.  Resolute is proud to partner with each of you and offer a sustainable solution to the growing paper waste created within the school environment as well as giving back to each school in the program!  In 2016, so far they have collected 17.14T of paper material from these 13 schools.  Thank you all for your contributions!!

School Recycling Rankings:

The top four paper recycling schools in Marion County through the end of April 2016 are:

  1. East Park Elementary (Boys and Girls Club)
  2. East Fairmont Middle
  3. East Fairmont High
  4. Barrackville Middle

End of Year Collections: Please take a moment to review the attached flyer which can be displayed around your school.  We are hopeful the reminder will promote recycling of common paper items during your end of year locker and desk clean outs.  We can take whole notebooks, textbooks, notecards, loose papers – if there are binders with paper, you can throw the whole binder in the bin.  Paper clips, staples and spiral bindings are all items we can remove in our process!

BOOK PURGE Reminder: Remember that the textbooks which are about to be purged can also go into the bins to recycle with Resolute!  If you expect a large volume which will lead to bins needing emptied more, please let us know so that Resolute Forest Products and the MCSWA can be prepared to handle material accordingly.



Earth Day 2016


–WV Make It Shine Statewide Clean Ups Month of April
Please make sure to register your pick up with the WV DEP, so Marion County can compete with other counties


–If You Flick It – We Will Ticket! Cigarette Butt Litter Campaign All Month Long

–Make Marion County Shine Organization April 16
Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. at Palatine Park.

— Paper Drive to benefit United Way of Marion County April 22

–Birds of Prickett’s Fort State Park April 16 2:00 – 4:00 PM

–Pleasant Valley Spring Clean-Up April 21

–National Drug Take-Back Day April 30th 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

–Marion County Public Library
Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Suess Reading April 30, 2016 2:00 PM

— Spring Tire Collection (TBA)

Please let us know if you have any events to add to this list.