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Household & Hazardous
It is important to properly dispose of household items such as home appliances (refrigerators, microwaves, etc.) and light bulbs that may contain hazardous waste. Hazardous waste is waste that is dangerous or potentially harmful to our health or the environment. Hazardous wastes can be liquids, solids, gases, or sludges. In 2011, about 1.5 million tons of hazardous wastes were managed by recycling.

Tips for Recycling Household Goods: Under the Public Service Commission’s Bulky Goods Rule, 150CSR9.6.6.c, waste haulers (including any public or private entity) are required to pick up televisions, computer and other “bulky” items once a month from their subscribers. Large appliances fall under this category. These items must be recycled. Try calling your trash pickup service provider to pick up large appliances from your home. The businesses who recycle listed here may offer you cash in return for you appliance (call in advance).

Select a material to find more information and to see where it may be recycled in the area:

The Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority is the central resource for waste reduction in the county with a focus on the education and awareness of sustainable techniques and initiatives.

Kanawha County
Solid Waste Authority
600 Slack Street
Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 342-4477

Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm