The Raleigh County Solid Waste Authority delivered its annual report to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Division of Water and Waste Management (DWWM) today, sharing a story of recycling success.
James Allen, the Raleigh County Solid Waste Authority Executive Director, said that less than 100,000 tons of waste went into the landfill last year, which is a decrease from previous years. Allen said one factor to less waste going into the landfill is a strong recycling program.
“We have a fully integrated recycling facility at our landfill, which takes all sorts of recyclables except for a few plastics and glass,” Allen said. “We probably have the largest recycling center in the state of West Virginia.”
The Raleigh County recycling center does not take plastics 3-7. The recycling center also takes recyclables from the Kanawha Valley, with most of the material coming from Charleston and South Charleston. Allen estimates that 1,000 tons of recyclables were kept out of the landfill last year.
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