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Annual Paper Shred Event Scheduled for September 12

August 24, 2020

BUCKHANNON, WV: The Annual Free Paper Shred Event will take place at the former Crossroads Recycling Center on Saturday, Sept. 12th from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The event, sponsored by the Upshur County Solid Waste Authority, is open to all Upshur County residents for personal household paper shredding (not for businesses, sorry). Only two (2) 13-gallon bags or two (2) bankers’ boxes will be accepted for shredding.

This year, masks are required and participants must maintain six (6) feet distance from others (except members of the same household).

The City of Buckhannon and Upshur County Solid Waste Authority partner to provide recycling services to all residents, as well as offering commercial cardboard recycling, school paper recycling, paper shred events, and year-round appliance, electronics, and yard waste recycling. These services are provided in a variety of collection methods, both curbside and through collection centers.

Curbside recycling is available to City of Buckhannon residents on the first and third Tuesday of every month. Plastic soda and water bottles (#1) and milk jugs (#2), steel and aluminum cans, and newspaper are collected in curbside bins provided by the Upshur County Solid Waste Authority, or in the resident’s personal bin, as long as the materials are sorted and bagged.

City and County residents may also drop-off recycling at the Mudlick Recycling Center at the City of Buckhannon Waste Department Headquarters at 443 Mudlick Road, Buckhannon, West Virginia. City of Buckhannon and Upshur County residents may drop off the following: newspapers, office paper, corrugated cardboard, aluminum and steel cans, and #1 water and soda bottles & #2 milk jugs. Electronics and appliances may be recycled at the Mudlick Recycling Center.

The Upshur County Solid Waste Authority and the Upshur County Transfer Station are also housed at the Mudlick Road Waste Complex. The Mudlick Recycling Center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on Saturday.

For more on recycling in Buckhannon and Upshur County, visit

Upshur County Solid Waste Authority: Belinda Lewis, or (814) 327-5218

City of Buckhannon: Callie Cronin Sams, or (304) 472-1651 ext. 1052