MORGANTOWN, W.Va.– As West Virginia University students wrap up with spring semesters classes the week, most are also preparing to head home for the summer. The city of Morgantown has partnered with Republic Services to help students who are moving out by placing dumpsters around the city.
“They’ll be available for the weekend and just respect it. Make sure you put everything in the container and if the container is full go to another container,” requested Morgantown Parking Authority Executive Director Tom Arnold who has helped spearhead the program.
The Student Move-Out Dumpster Program is open to WVU students who pay residential rates for their regular weekly trash pickup. This cleanup is not for students living in commercial dwellings or for landlord use. Any landlord with dumpster service is not eligible for the Student Move-Out Dumpster Program. Violations of these guidelines are subject to a $500 fine.
Twelve dumpsters will be placed in the following locations on April 29 & 30:
They will be removed starting May 11.
The City strongly recommends that graduating students dispose of their trash the week before graduation.
“Whatever you can put normally in your household trash can be placed in the dumpsters,” said Arnold.
There are restrictions on what can be thrown away in Republic dumpsters for Student Move-Out. Carpet, tree limbs, construction materials, car parts, batteries, TVs, computers, air conditioners, refrigerators (unless tagged by a certified technician that FREON has been removed), paints, tires, and other hazardous materials will not be accepted.
Electronics should be scheduled for curbside pickup by calling Republic Services at 304-366-8900 or 800-696-31733.
There is another option for students who are ready to part with furniture and other items that still have some use. They can be donated to the WVU-United Way Blue & Gold Mine Sale, an annual rummage sale.
Donation stations, or “pods,” will be placed in these locations between May 4 and May 20 and will be open for donations between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.:
All WVU Residence Halls
Top of Falling Run Road
Woodburn School – NEW
Donations can also be brought to the East Concourse of the WVU Stadium Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
For the Blue & Gold Mine Sale, students are welcome to donate furniture, clothes, linens, bedding, rugs, lamps, desks, books, and much more, except for televisions or computer monitors.
The WVU Blue & Gold Mine Sale will be held May 23 from 7 a.m. to noon.