WV PSC Decreases Fuel Surcharge

Posted July 2nd, 2015

The West Virginia Public Service Commission reviewed the motor carrier fuel surcharge rates, Case No MC GO 56.4.  The fuel surcharge has been decreased to 4.91% from 5.34%.  This motor carrier fuel surcharge is in effect from July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015 or until further Commission Order.

For further information regarding this WV PSC fuel surcharge order, visit http://www.psc.state.wv.us/

Wondering What to do with Special Waste?

Posted October 27th, 2014

Ever wonder if you should throw that curly light bulb in the trash? Or, what should I do with the 12 buckets of paint from the storage shed?  Old batteries, where to put these?

Check out this link for answers to these questions:



WV Governor Signs Law: “Slow Down to Get Around”

Posted August 11th, 2014

WV Governor, Earl Ray Tomblin ceremonially signed a new law cracking down on reckless driving around waste and recycling vehicles.  The bill (Senate Bill 378) was authored by State Senator Donald Cookman of Hampshire county and endorsed by the National Waste & Recycling Association.  The law REQUIRES WV drivers to slow down to 15 mph when passing a stopped waste or recycling vehicle.

Gov. Tomblin held the bill’s commemoration ceremony at the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office in Martinsburg in memory of local sanitation worker Jeremy Tabler, whose tragic death on the job in March 2013 inspired Sen. Cookman, his representative, to push for safety reforms.

“The ‘Slow Down to Get Around’ bill was a result of Jeremy Tabler’s tragic death. This legislation, which I refer to as ‘Tiffany’s Bill,’ would not have become law if it had not been for the perseverance and dedication of Tiffany Tabler, Jeremy’s widow, and their two daughters, Annaliese and Jewelia, as well as their attorney, Ron Harman,” Cookman said.

Tabler is survived by his wife and two young daughters, who were present at the bill signing.

For more information, check the link:https://wasterecycling.org/blog/west-virginia-governor-signs-law-requiring-cautious-driving-near-sanitation-trucks/


Thank you to Our Customers!

Posted March 28th, 2014

Ugh! What a winter!

Great thanks to all our Envirco customers, especially Monday customers, for your patience and kind understanding as we dealt with this winter’s crazy weather.  We truly appreciated customers who were cordial and polite when calling the office especially when only one person was able to answer the phones.

Envirco not only strives for safety for our employees but also others who have to travel the roads.  We also think of those who may be uneasy about “taking out the trash”.  The risk of falling and hurting yourself is also in our decision making process.  And, this winter was a challenge!  It is extremely helpful when our customers encompass the changes we have to make in order to safely provide our services.

So, a BIG THANKS to you as we all look forward to warmer weather!

Sharps: Please Dispose Properly & Safely

Posted August 17th, 2011

The frequency of sharp objects in solid waste and the potential for serious injury to not only the person “taking out the trash” and those picking up the trash is an increasing and dangerous hazard. 

For the safety of our employees and the ones “taking out the trash”, please take the following precautions when disposing of sharp objects that have the potential to injure others:

  • Medical needles should be placed and stored in a hard plastic container, such as an empty laundry detergent bottle with lid/cap securely closed.  Please place this container inside a heavy, corrugated cardboard box and use duct tape to close box before placing with solid waste for collection.  Labeling box as “Sharps Enclosed” also cautions our employees to handle with care.
  • Check with your doctor or medical supplier about disposal through their procedures and/or providers.
  • Broken glass of any shape, size and quantity must be placed in a heavy, corrugated box and securely duct taped shut.  Use of contact/shelving paper can aid in not only picking up broken glass but provides safer handling when placing in box for disposal.  Labeling box as “Broken Glass” also cautions our employees to handle with care.
  • Sharp plastic packaging poses the potential of ripping your bags and of cutting our employees.  Please wrap sharp plastics with duct tape before placing in trash bags or place in cardboard box, shut securely, for disposal.

Using common sense in the disposal of sharps and the awareness of potential hazards to others will help keep everyone injury free.