Solid Waste Disposal Services

Little Levels Landscape 

Pocahontas County Solid Waste Authority
900 H Tenth Avenue
Marlinton, WV  24954
Phone:  304-799-6262
Fax:  304-799-6272
Board Members:
Edward L. Riley, Chairman
Jim Burks, Vice Chairman
David Henderson
Morgan McComb
Paul Rader
Recycle to Protect Our Beauty
 Recyclables Accepted At Green Box Locations (Must Be Sorted):

Cardboard:  Flatten Boxes and remove any packing materials (Chinese/Asian wax-coated cardboard cannot be recycled).

Brown Paper Bags

Paper:  Office paper (any color) and shredded paper are accepted. Remove any staples, binding material, or folders. ( Please remove covers from hardback books before recycling.)  Bring paper in bags or boxes.

Magazines & Catalogs:  Bring magazines & catalogs in bags or boxes.

Newspaper:  Bring newspaper in bags or boxes.  (Newspaper inserts are accepted.)

Metal Cans:  (vegetable, soup cans, etc.)  Rinse out cans.  Labels can be left on.

Plastics:  Rinse out plastic bottles and remove caps or lids.  Separate into #1 and # 2 grades.  (Look for code inside recycling logo on container.)

#1 pop or drink bottles

#2 milk jugs, laundry detergent bottles. 

Other grades of plastic are not accepted.

Recyclables Accepted at Pocahontas County Landfill:

White Goods:  (refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc.) are accepted at the Landfill for recycling free of charge.

Electronics:  televisions, computers, and video display devices with a screen larger than 4: measured diagonally are accepted at the Landfill for recycling free of charge.

Tires:  Used tires are accepted at the Landfill for recycling at a fee of $100 per ton.

**Notice:  It is illegal to dispose of tires, televisions, computers, or video display devices with a screen size larger than 4 inches measured diagonally in the garbage.

Free Day at the Landfill:  The landfill accepts one pickup truck load (up to 516 pounds) of general household items for free on the last Tuesday of each month.


Green Box Centers

Summer Schedule - Wednesday & Saturday 8 am to 5 pm, Sunday 1 pm to 6 pm
Winter Schedule - Wednesday & Saturday 8 am to 4 pm, Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm
The Green Boxes are also open on Memorial Day, Independence Day,
Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, and Thanksgiving Day (same hours as Sundays).
  • Bartow- Kisner's Flea Market
  • Green Bank- behind State Road Garage
  • Marlinton- Near the Stockyards on the Old Fairgrounds
  • Huntersville- Directly before the Ambassadors For Christ Campground
  • Hillsboro-  Located on Caesar Mountain


The Green Boxes are available for disposal of residential garbage for residents who pay the Annual Solid Waste Assessment Fee.   Recyclables are accepted from all Pocahontas County residents.

Pocahontas County Landfill
Rt. 28 below Pocahontas County High School
Dunmore, WV 24934

Monday - Friday 8 am to 4 pm, Saturday 8 am to 3 pm

Local Recycling Centers

Pocahontas Recycling

Location: On Brush Country Road 5 miles north of Marlinton
Accepts the following:

  • Sorted Magazines and Newspapers
  • Sorted Office Paper
  • Shredded Aluminum
  • Pop Tabs and Pop Cans
  • Stainless Steel
  • Copper
  • Household cans
  • Number 1 and 2 Plastic (ex. water bottles and milk jugs)
  • Small Engines and Batteries

Allegheny Disposal
located in Green Bank
Accepts the following:

White goods, vehicles and certain metals for recycling

Ideas for Reducing Waste:

-donate unwanted items to charity
-purchase items with less packaging
-reduce junk mail - remove your name from mailing lists
-utilize things that can be reused many times (like cloth grocery bags) instead of disposable ones
-buy recycled or recyclable products
-compost yard waste


Proper Disposal of Solid Waste:

Pocahontas County's Mandatory Garbage Disposal Regulations require the owner of each residence (any structure or shelter in which a person spends one or more nights per year) to pay the annual Green Box Fee, utilize the Free Day at the Landfill on the last Tuesday of every month for each of the twelve months during the billng period, or contract with a solid waste collection service operating in Pocahontas County.

Payment of the Green Box Fee gives you the right to use the green boxes during the billing period for disposal of residential garbage.  The owner is responsible for payment on rental properties.  A discount of $3.00 is deducted from the annual fee if full payment is received by September 15th.  If the annual fee is not paid by December 31st, a late fee of 10% is added.

Each person operating a business establishment in Pocahontas County is required to contract with a solid wast collection service operating in Pocahontas County or use the landfill and pay the appropriate fee.  Commercial garbage should not be placed in the Green Boxes.

All county residents are urged to participate in the recycling program. Recycling saves resources and landfill space.

Littering and illegal dumping carry heavy fines in the State of West Virginia.  Please preserve the beauty of our county and dispose of garbage responsibly.

Report open dumps to the Solid Waste Authority at 304-799-6262.


For more information on recycling and proper disposal of hazardous wastes, visit the West Virginia Solid Waste Management Board's website at and the Recycling Coalition of West Virginia at

Thanks to M. Wilfong for the image.

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