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Due to a national trend that is now affecting Shepherdstown, the state of West Virginia along with Apple Valley Recycling Center, Shepherdstown’s recycling vendor, can no longer accept glass of any color.  According to a source at Apple Valley Recycling Center, recycled glass is no longer in demand.  Unfortunately, this trend has been moving toward a reduction or elimination of glass the last several years, according to Frank Welch, Public Works Director.


West Virginia is not the only state that has lost its market for recycling glass.  Our closest neighbors, Maryland and Virginia, have also lost their market.

What does this mean for Shepherdstown?

Effective immediately, the Corporation of Shepherdstown and Apple Valley Waste Recycling Center require that glass no longer be placed in the recycling bins.  They now must be included with the regular trash pick up.


We apologize and are disheartened by this change.  The Corporation is exploring alternatives for the town’s glass products.  Thank you for your compliance.  If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please call:


The Corporation of Shepherdstown

Frank Welch, Supervisor

Public Works Department

(304)  876-3322