Congratulations to Marion County SWA’s interns and all our volunteers

If you have come to any of our events in the past year, you might have met one of our interns, Nakul Satyendra, featured in WVU’s Meet a 2015 Grad.  Our interns and volunteers make Marion County a wonderful place to live and recycle. Marion County Solid Waste Authority is an official preceptorship for WVU Public Health interns that are required to experience working for a public or community organization. Congratulations to our interns, Nakul Satyendra and Tyger Kirk, who are graduating this semester.



Upcoming Recycling & Litter Control Task Force Meeting

Come celebrate Earth Day all year long by getting involved with the Marion County Recycling & Litter Control Task Force.

Our next meeting will be Friday, May 1st at 11:30 a.m. at the Marion County Recycling Facility main office. A light lunch will be provided.

YOU make Marion County a great place to live and Recycle!

Bobbi Benson, Executive Director

Marion County Solid Waste Authority


Notice of Allied Waste Service/Republic Services Rate Increase and Charges

Notice of Allied Waste Service/Republic Services Rate Increase and Charges

Allied Waste of North America doing business as Republic Services of West Virginia has filed a rate increase and charges with the Public Service Commision of West Virginia for solid waste service customers in the Marion County, Harrison, Monongalia, Lewis, Taylor, and Upshur Counties.  The requested rate changes are only a proposal and any increase will not become effective until authorized and approved by the Public Service Commission.


A complete copy of the proposed rates, as well as a representative of the Company is available to all customers, prospective customers, or their agents at any of the following offices:

Allied Waste Services of North America, LLC D/B/A Republic Services of West Virginia

#2 12 th St. Fairmont, WV 26554

A copy of the proposed rates is available for public inspection at the office of the Executive Secretary of the Public Service Commision at 201 Brooks St, Charleston West Virginia.

Formal Complaints

Anyone who wants to protest the rate hikes or intervene must file a formal written protest before April 2, 2015. All protests should briefly state the resons for the protest or intervention.

According to WV Public Service Commmission Rules and Procedures:

A link to the interactive formal complaint form for the WV Public Service Commission.

All Formal Complaints must be typewritten or printed on ONE SIDE of the paper only,
on paper no more than 81/2 inches wide and 11 inches long, and MUST BE SIGNED IN INK.
Additional information on separate one-sided sheets may be attached to the complaint.
The Formal Complaint Form 1 MUST BE NOTARIZED to be processed.

Send Form 1 to the attention of: Executive Secretary, Public Service Commission of West Virginia, 201 Brooks Street, P.O. Box 812, Charleston, West Virginia 25323 or by fax to 304- 340-0325 and follow-up by mailing the hard copy to the above address.

If you need assistance, please call our office. If you request it the Marion County Solid Waste Authority can send you a formal complaint form or you can stop by our office to pick one up.

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Make-A-Wish will pick up your old vehicles

Do you have an unwanted vehicle or vehicles to get rid of? You can call any of the local private metal dealers (listed in our handbook) or you could donate it to an organization that will use it to benefit Make-A-Wish.
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Wheels for Wishes!
Recycle your unwanted vehicle with Wheels For Wishes! Wheels For Wishes is a car donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia. At no cost to donors, Wheels For Wishes will pick up or tow away vehicles, anywhere in Pennsylvania or West Virginia. Vehicles are recycled or auctioned off and earned proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish. Their URL is

2014 in review – Thank you!

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. We are happy to see that residents in Marion County – and the rest of the United States (and Italy and Brazil) are using the information on our website.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,700 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 45 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.