Sanitation & Recycling

Regular Trash Pickup

The City of Parkersburg’s residential sanitation pickup is on a weekly schedule, operating by zones within the city limits. To see the Scheduled Pickup Day for a particular area, click on the map below.

Sanitation Pickup Map PDF

Parkersburg Waste & Recycling does take all residential waste placed at the curb; however, please keep the following in mind.

  • If the container is larger than 30 gallons, the refuse must be bagged. The container or bag should not weigh more than 45 lbs.
  • Sharps/needles must be disposed of in a plastic jug or bottle with a lid. The filled jug must then be disposed of in your trash, NOT the recycle bin.
  • A maximum of 10 tires per year per household can be brought to the Collection Center with proper ID and proof of payment of sanitation bill.
  • Bulky items, such as furniture, appliances, and electronics may be set on the curb with your trash. A box truck will come around after your trash pickup to collect these large items.
Parkersburg Waste & Recycling cannot take car batteries, motor oil, or wet paint. Please click here to see ways to dispose of these items.

Recycling Pickup

The City of Parkersburg operates one of the largest municipal Recycling Centers in West Virginia. The pickup of recycling materials coincides with your regular trash pickup schedule.

Recycling materials may also be dropped off at the collection center.

Holiday Pickup Schedule

When a Holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, trash pickup will follow the regular pickup schedule.

When a Holiday falls during the week (Monday through Friday), trash pickup will follow the following schedule:

New Year’s Day:  No Pickup & One Day Late
Memorial Day:  No Pickup & One Day Late
Independence Day:  No Pickup & One Day Late
Labor Day: No Pickup & One Day Late
Thanksgiving Day No Pickup & One Day Late
Christmas Day No Pickup & One Day Late

Curb Exempt (CE) Sticker

If a resident is unable to take their trash/recycling materials to the designated pickup spot (curb, back alley, etc.) they must have their doctor fax a note to the City of Parkersburg’s Sanitation Department stating the resident should be Curb Exempt, the resident’s address and where the trash will be located at the address. Fax doctor's note, including residence address to 304-424-3969.