Change to Plastic #1 Recycling

Only Bottles / Jugs Currently Accepted

The vendor who buys #1 (PET/PETE) plastics from the Greenbrier Recycling Center is NOW purchasing only #1 water/beverage bottles and jugs. (As always please remove lids.)

They are no longer accepting the #1 plastic clamshell containers for fruits and berries, spinach, etc; or pill bottles or other items marked with a #1 or #01.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Any/all #1 plastic items that are not bottles and/or jugs will be sorted out of recycling materials and will end up in the landfill.

Please do not include those items with your recyclable materials for the time being.

If/when a new vendor is found or the current vendor starts accepting those materials again – we will update you ASAP.

Thank you for your understanding. Keep up the good fight, folks.

Updated Greenworks Policies

Customers, friends and community members,

Would like to take a moment to explore and clarify our policies and procedures.

Public Works Program

Greenworks, in partnership with the City of Lewisburg and its Public Works – serves Lewisburg residents within City limits with curbside pickups, every other week. Monday the 18th will begin the next active week. All materials accepted as noted below except glass; paid glass add-on service available.

Greenworks Customers

Greenworks serves residents and businesses within Greenbrier County with private-pay service on customized schedules.


When a holiday is observed, all missed pickups will occur the following business day. Visit here for full Schedule and Holidays info.

Materials Accepted

Plastics #1 – Water and soda bottles, other materials marked with a 1 or 01
Plastics #2 Clear – See-through milk jugs and other jugs marked with a 2
Plastics #2 Color – Color and non-transparent jugs, detergent jugs, etc
Cardboard – Corrugated cardboard, product packaging, paper egg crates
Aluminum – Soda / beer cans
Tin / Steel – Soup cans, other tin items
Newspaper – Non-glossy newspaper
Magazines – Glossy, magazines, brochures, newspaper promotional inserts
Office Paper – Printer paper, envelopes, letters
Glass – Brown, Clear, & Green
Corded Electronics
NO – Grocery bags / Styrofoam / batteries / TVs / monitors / plastics #3-7

Materials Preparation

All material types should be bundled, bagged, or boxed individually. Please thoroughly rinse all bottles, cans, jugs, and containers.

Plastics must be bagged/boxed and may be combined (include both #1 and #2). Please remember, NO plastics #3-7. Public Works customers, please use the yellow bag.

Metals must be bagged/boxed and may be combined (include both aluminum and steel). Public Works customers, please use the orange bag.

Newspaper, Office Paper, Magazines, and Cardboard should be clean, dry and placed in grocery bags or tied in bundles with twine around each side (no wire please), or placed in boxes. Corrugated cardboard boxes need to be flattened. Cereal boxes need to have inside liners removed and be flattened.

Glass may be kept in bins or boxes. We accept brown, clear, and green glass only.

Materials that are mixed and unsorted, or loose, or include un-recyclable materials will be left.


If you have questions, issues, or to sign up for recycling pickups, send us a note or drop us a line, 304.661.7793. At your service.

Greenworks to Restart Service

Proposed Schedule

Greenworks intends to get back out there and accomplish Public Works pickups for Lewisburg City residents, starting Monday, May 4th.

The plan will be to restart pickups the week of the 11th for our private pay customers throughout Greenbrier County.

The situation is dynamic and fluid and could change, this is current as of today. Any changes or modifications to this schedule will be posted and discussed here.

Protected Team, Following Guidelines

We are developing and offering training to our team, as well as relevant PPE for their protection. Our Techs will operate alone to provide for distancing between the team; and we ask that customers please follow the distancing guidelines as well if and when interacting with Greenworks folks.

Bagged Materials Only

To protect our staff and our community, we may only pickup and stockpile materials at the moment. We will at a point in the future return to our stockpile, finish sorting and process it for recycling.

Loose materials increase the risk to our workers. We will only pick up BAGGED MATERIALS plus CARDBOARD. NO GLASS. Please break down cardboard as per usual and bind it or fill one of the larger boxes with your broken down cardboard.

Please understand that loose materials or materials in bins, etc will not be picked up.

Thank You for Your Patience

We appreciate you folks that have continued to recycle during this challenging time. Many of you have large stockpiles built up. We are going to try our best to serve the community, as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.

Keep Fighting the Good Fight

Onward and upward! Please call 304.661.7793 if you have questions. Thank you.