Please Note: A week prior to HHWC, Friends of Deckers Creek is hosting Paint Exchange Day. Get more information on this event at http://deckerscreek.org/paint-exchange/
What: HHWC Day is an opportunity for Monongalia County residents to drop-off hazardous household waste (see list below). Virtually all households have some household hazardous waste. HHW is generally defined as a household waste that is toxic, flammable, reactive or corrosive. A substance is hazardous if it has the potential to harm human health and the environment. Commercial products like automotive fluids, pool chemicals, pesticides, oil-based paints and wood preservatives are all formulated with potential hazardous substances.
- Morgantown Utility Board
- (More to come)
When: Saturday, August 5, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Where: Morgantown Utility Board, 278 Greenbag Road
Who: Residents of Monongalia County – Please bring proof of residency (driver’s license or utility bill with a form of ID)
…………...NO BUSINESSES PERMITTED!
Why: Household Hazardous Waste Collection (HHWC) protects the environment, the safety of local emergency providers and the health and safety of people in their homes.
How it works: You simply drive up in your car. You will be greeted by a MUB staff person and directed between cones. When you arrive at the drop-off area, specially trained staff will remove the materials for you. For your safety and ours, please do not exit you vehicle!
Questions: Call 304.292.8443 or email Chris Dale at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: We reserve the right to turn any person away or to refuse to accept any product. There is a 5 gallon, 50 pound maximum per household!
For the safety of event workers, participants are asked not to bring pets. If a pet must be brought, please ensure it is properly restrained. This has been a significant issue in the past.
What is being accepted
- Arts/Crafts Supplies
- Batteries (All types)
- Cell Phones
- Drain/Oven/Floor cleaners
- Fluorescent Bulbs
- Freon (Canisters Only)
- Hydrochloric Acid
- Lawn & Garden Chemicals
- Lighter Fluid
- Motor Oil (Used)
- Photo Chemicals
- Rodent Killers
- Mercury Thermometers
- Oil Filters (used)
- Propane Cylinders
- Rust Preventatives
- Septic (cesspool) Cleaners
- Swimming Pool Chemicals
- Transmission Fluid
- Wood Preservatives
- Oil-Based Paints (NO LATEX PAINT) *
What is NOT being accepted
- Computers – As of July 1 you can dispose of televisions and computer monitors (NOT computers) in your regular trash by calling your local waste disposal company beforehand and requesting a pickup.
- Unmarked cylinders
- Commercial Farming/Agricultural Materials
- Fire Extinguishers
- Infectious & Biological Waste
- Latex Paint *
- Medications (Please visit the FDA site for disposal directions)
- Radioactive Waste
- Smoke Detectors
- Business waste
- Asbestos containing materials
*Latex paints can be safely disposed of in your regular garbage AFTER following any of the methods below–
- Simply open the can and let it dry!
- Hang cardboard on a wall, or place cardboard on the ground, paint it with a brush or roller until the paint is used. Leave the top off the paint can, let all of the paint dry, and then dispose of it!
- Place newspaper in a cardboard box and pour in the paint. Leave the top off the paint can, let all of the paint dry, and then dispose of it!
- Mix an absorbent (like sawdust or kitty litter) with the paint, mix, let dry and throw away!