The City of Wheeling, West Virginia


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Sanitation & Recycling

Sanitation & Recycling Division
John West, Superintendent
John Ryder, Recycling

Sanitation: (304) 234-3707
Recycling: (304) 234-3836

Employees of the City’s Sanitation and Recycling Divisions are committed to giving Wheeling residents the best garbage and recycling service possible. The Sanitation Division is responsible for the collection and disposal of ordinary household trash.

Sanitation Policies:

  • 40 lbs./container: Each individual container or box/bundle shall weigh no more than 40 pounds.
  • Residents shall deposit garbage for collection in standard, leak-proof, watertight containers with a capacity of no more than 30 gallons.
  • Garbage/rubbish to be collected in a box or bundle should measure no more than 4 feet long by 2 feet wide.
  • Furniture may be put out for collection. For a large amount, please contact the Sanitation Department to provide advanced notice (304-234-3707).
  • The following items will not be picked up:
        - Building materials (i.e. carpet, wood, paint, etc.)
        - Electronics
        - Containers, boxes, or bundles exceeding 40 pounds.

If a household has a pick-up exceeding the weight limit, please call the Sanitation Office prior to your regularly scheduled pick-up day (304-234-3707).

The City’s curbside recycling program operates on a bi-weekly pick-up schedule for residential households utilizing City-approved containers. For more information about recycling, please visit the Residential Recycling Program page.

From the region’s largest trail system, to national schools of excellence, to a reorganized municipal government, the City of Wheeling offers a dynamic environment for you, your family and your business. There are many features that are unique to this area and we are proud of them! Our businesses enjoy the business climate as well with our advanced, motivated work force. The work force also enjoys being active in our various professional organizations. The area boasts year-round entertainment, leisure, sports, music, festivals, dining, shopping, and much more.

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