Downtown Martinsburg
Garbage Fees

The City of Martinsburg provides garbage collection to all users within the city limits. Garbage service users are billed annually during the months of July, August, and September for the time period July 1 through June 30. In order to make this service self supporting, the City established the following schedule of fees, rates, or charges:

Standard Garbage Service

Standard types of garbage service include private residence, individual apartment dweller, individual townhouse dwelling, and businesses. Standard garbage services does not include special collections or dumpster pick-ups. The fee for standard garbage service, including two pickups per week, is three hundred dollars ($300) per year.

Dumpster Pick-Ups

Dumpster pickup service for a three cubic yard dumpster are as follows:

$1,250.00 per year for one pickup per week
$2,500.00 per year for two pickups per week.
$3,750.00 per year for three pickups per week.
$5,000.00 per year for four pickups per week.
$6,250.00 per year for five pickups per week.


Any owner or user paying his or her garbage fee in full within twenty days of the date the garbage fee bill is issued, such payment to include any prior years's fees and arrears, shall be entitled to an eighteen percent (18%) discount of the current fiscal year garbage fee.

Overdue Interest

Any owner or user not paying his or her garbage fee in full by the last day of the City's fiscal year (June 30th), shall be assessed an overdue interest charge of ten percent (10%) of the unpaid balance.  This
overdue interest charge shall be assessed and compounded each an every year in which the balance remains unpaid in whole or in part.

Listed below is a link to open a printable City garbage service customer contract form.

Fire/Garbage Customer Contract Form

Holiday Collection Schedule

Special Collections

A special garbage collection (extra pickup) can be arranged for materials that are too large to put with the normal garbage.  Prices will vary depending on the size of the load.

To obtain a cost for a special pickup you may contact the Public Works Department at (304) 264-2126.

If you have any questions concerning the City's garbage service fee, please feel free to contact the City's Fire/Garbage Collector at (304) 264-2131 extension 269.

For more detailed information about garbage service and the City's Recycling Program visit the Public Works Section.