Downtown Martinsburg
Garbage Collection

The City of Martinsburg provides garbage collection to all residents.  Residents are billed annually beginning in July at a rate of $300.00.  However, if the bill is paid in full within twenty days of the billing date the resident receives an 18% discount.

Collection schedules vary depending on where you live in the City.  However, all residents receive two garbage pickups per week on a schedule as follows:

Monday and Thursday  or  Tuesday and Friday        

Containers should be placed at the curb line no earlier than 5:00 p.m. the day prior to the scheduled day for collection and no later than 6:00 a.m. on the scheduled day for collection.

Each standard solid waste container shall have the capacity of not more than thirty gallons.

No residential containers should weigh more than fifty pounds and it should not be wedged into the containers in a manner rendering it impossible for City employees to remove it.

Solid waste collection from any one pickup site either residential or nonresidential, shall not exceed five standard solid waste containers.

There is a flat charge and fee for dumpster pickups for three cubic yard dumpsters as follows:

- $1,250 per year for one pickup per week
- $2,500 per year for two pickups per week
- $3,750 per year for three pickups per week
- $5,000 per year for four pickups per week
- $6,250 per year for five pickups per week

If you have any questions concerning service, please feel free to contact the Public Works Department at (304) 264-2126.

If you any questions or concerning billing, please feel free to contact the Finance Department at (304) 264-2131 extension 269.

For more detailed information about garbage rates and customer service, visit the Finance Department Garbage Fees Section.

Garbage is not collected on any City holiday, for a holiday collection schedule, click here.