Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day (HHWC)

June 30, 2017


Please Note: A week prior to HHWC, Friends of Deckers Creek is hosting Paint Exchange Day. Get more information on this event at

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.

HHWC Day Sponsors
  • 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)

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

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

  • Anti-freeze
  • Arts/Crafts Supplies
  • Batteries (All types)
  • Bleaches
  • 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

  • Appliances
  • 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
  • Ammunition
  • Commercial Farming/Agricultural Materials
  • Explosives
  • Fireworks
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Infectious & Biological Waste
  • Latex Paint *
  • Medications (Please visit the FDA site for disposal directions)
  • Radioactive Waste
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Syringes
  • Tires
  • 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!