By Emily Gallagher
Times West Virginian
The Marion County Solid Waste Authority (MCSWA) is asking residents to temporarily stop bringing their recyclables to the MCSWA locations.
Bobbi Benson, executive director of MCSWA, said the authority takes its recyclables to Monongalia County Solid Waste Authority to have it processed, but Monongalia County’s baler broke.
“They usually process it and market it for us and give us a percentage of the profit,” she said.
Benson said because the baler broke, they have been told to stop bringing items to Monongalia County. MCSWA is asking residents to stop bringing recyclables to its locations because it’s starting to pile up and overflow.
“It’s starting to pile up for them and for us,” she said. “And until the baler gets fixed, they aren't taking any of our recyclables.”
Benson said she hopes residents are patient. Once the problem is fixed, each solid waste authority has to catch up with the piles of recyclables.
In the meantime, Benson said they have been working with recycling places in the area and other counties to help with the pile ups.
“We ask that people keep their recyclables at home and bring it back in a few days,” she said.