Recycling Center returns to normal
ELKINS — Any problems that the Randolph County Recycling Center was enduring during the rough months of the COVID-19 pandemic have been resolved.
During the first couple months of 2021, cardboard and other materials began to pile up at the center, due in most part to problems arising from moving it out of the location. Other facilities put a halt on accepting cardboard, which there was an abundance due to the online shopping boom during the holiday months.
“Everything is getting back to normal now and it’s not too bad now,” said Joe Gumm, owner of the Randolph County Recycling Center. “We are accepting cardboard and everything else that we have always taken in.”
The Recycling Center, which is located in the Elkins Industrial Park, also recycles aluminum steel, white paper, magazines, corrugated cardboard, No. 1 plastic and No. 2 plastic.
“We are still getting a lot of cardboard,” said Gumm. “But we are getting some other stuff too, like cans and paper. We have never really slowed down in getting stuff over here, so the amount of people bringing items in is about the same.”
Prohibited items the center will not accept include plastic bags, batteries, light bulbs, lids to plastic items, compressed cardboard, brown paper bags, phone books, hardbound books, glass and yard waste.
The Randolph County Recycling Center is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. For information call 304-636-2691 or 304-614-9896.