Trash and Recycling

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Trash and Recycling

The City of Martinsburg provides garbage collection to all residents.  Residents are billed annually beginning in July at a rate of $375.00.  However, if the bill is paid in full within twenty days of the billing date the resident receives an 18% discount.

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Collection schedules vary depending on where you live in the City.  However, all residents receive two garbage pickups per week on a schedule as follows:

Monday and Thursday  OR Tuesday and Friday      

Owners of rental property in which alternative garbage pick-up arrangements have been adequately documented MUST collect and dispose of garbage on a schedule which adheres to the City of Martinsburg collection schedule for that area, in order to avoid an accumulation of rubbish.

Containers should be placed at the curb line no earlier than 5:00 p.m. the day prior to the scheduled day for collection and no later than 5:30 a.m. on the scheduled day for collection.

No garbage bag should weigh more than thirty (30) pounds and garbage should not be wedged into containers in a manner rendering it impossible for City employees to remove it.

Solid waste collection from any one pickup site, either residential or nonresidential, shall not exceed five standard garbage bags.

There is a flat charge and fee for dumpster pickups for three cubic yard dumpsters as follows:

- $1,550 per year for one pickup per week
- $3,100 per year for two pickups per week
- $4,650 per year for three pickups per week
- $6,200 per year for four pickups per week
- $7,750 per year for five pickups per week

If you have any questions concerning service, please feel free to contact the Public Works Department at (304) 264-2126.

If you any questions or concerning billing, please feel free to contact the Finance Department at (304) 264-2131 extension 269.

For more detailed information about garbage rates and customer service, visit the Finance Department Garbage Fees Section.

Garbage is not collected on any City holiday.

2023 Holiday Schedule

2024 Holiday Schedule

To request a special bulk pick-up, please contact the Public Works Department for rates and pick-up times.



City of Martinsburg Single Stream Recycling. Please do not put recyclables in a bag - place them in a rigid container. Pick-up will still be on your regular recycling day. If your trash collection is Monday/Thursday, your recyclables will be collected on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.
If your trash collection is Tuesday/Friday, set yours out on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays.
No need to separate, just toss it into one rigid container.


Click here for complete recycling details.