Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Please Note: We do NOT accept latex paint or tires at HHWC Day! Please see the directions below to dispose of latex paint. You can also dispose of latex paint or pickup paint for free at the Friends of Deckers Creek's Paint Exchange Day. Learn more at

What is HHWC? 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.

2019 HHWC Day Sponsors

  • Morgantown Utility Board
  • City of Morgantown
  • Mon County Commission
  • Republic Services
  • City of Westover
  • Mon County Solid Waste Authority
  • More coming soon!

When: Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 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 your 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)
  • Gasoline (including that mixed with oil)
  • Photo Chemicals
  • Rodent Killers
  • Mercury Thermometers
  • Oil Filters (used)
  • Propane Cylinders
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • 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
  • 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!