One day, three hours to protect it.
Please note that the entrance and exit to this year's event have changed!
See the map layout here.
HHWC is a community partnership consisting of:
- Morgantown Utility Board
- The City of Morgantown
- The Monongalia County Commission
- Republic Services
- Monongalia County Solid Waste Authority
- The City of Westover
Thanks to our sponsors, in 2022 we collected a remarkable 15.8 tons of hazardous waste from 538 vehicles in just three hours. That's removing an average of 54 pounds from a vehicle every 23 seconds! And of the nearly 16 tons collected, 96% was recycled and 4% was incinerated. 0% hazardous waste went to a landfill.
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. We do NOT accept latex paints. Please see disposal instructions here for latex paint. Please read important HHWC safety precautions here.
What is HHWC?
Virtually all households have household hazardous waste, and HHWC Day is an opportunity for Monongalia County residents to safely dispose of it (see list below). 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.
When is HHWC?
Saturday, August 5, 2023 - 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Where is HHWC held?
At Morgantown Utility Board's Greenbag Road office located at 278 Greenbag Road.
Who can participate in HHWC?
Residents of Monongalia County - Please bring proof of residency (driver's license or utility bill with a form of ID). Also please note that NO BUSINESSES ARE PERMITTED.
Why have HHWC?
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 does HHWC work?
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. You will then be directed to our rear exit. For your safety and ours, please do not exit your vehicle!
What is being accepted?
- Arts/Crafts Supplies
- Batteries (All types)
- Drain/Oven/Floor cleaners
- Fluorescent Bulbs - including CFLs
- 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?
Mon County Recycling has a website that lists places to recycle a variety of items. Please visit http://www.moncountyrecycling.com and follow the top menu to "How do I dispose of...?"
- 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.
- Cell phones
- Air conditioners
- Unmarked cylinders
- Commercial Farming/Agricultural Materials
- Infectious & Biological Waste
- Latex Paint *
- Medications (Please visit the FDA site for disposal directions)
- Radioactive Waste
- Smoke Detectors (contact Nerd Rage.)
- Business waste
- Asbestos containing materials
Questions on HHWC?
Call 304.292.8443 or email Chris Dale at firstname.lastname@example.org.