What's HHW

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WHAT iS HHW? & WHAT iS ACCEPTED AT MRWMD?

HHW StaffHousehold Hazardous Waste (HHW) includes waste – chemical and solid – generated incidental to maintaining a residence, small business, vehicle and yard. It carries labels which indicate that it is harmful to humans, animals and/or the environment.

Household Hazardous Waste also includes other types of regulated waste:

  • Universal Waste (batteries, fluorescent bulbs, items with mercury, etc.)
  • Electronic waste (computers, televisions, cell phones, etc.)
  • Health Care Products (medications & sharps)

For more information about HHW and regulated waste visit www.dtsc.ca.gov


ACCEPTED MATERIALS

Products containing hazardous ingredients and labeled with words such as “danger,” “poison”, “flammable,” “corrosive”, “toxic” are accepted.

The following are examples of accepted material:

HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS

  • Cleaners
  • Aerosols
  • Solvents
  • Kerosene
  • Pest control
  • Cooking Oil

PAINT PRODUCTS

  • Paint
  • Stain
  • Varnish
  • Thinner
  • Adhesives

OUTDOOR PRODUCTS

  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides
  • Fertilizers
  • Pool & hot tub chemicals
  • Roofing cements
  • Sealers

AUTO PRODUCTS

  • Fuel
  • Motor oil
  • Filters
  • Cleaners
  • Solvents
  • Antifreeze fluids
  • Batteries

PERSONAL CARE

  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Sharps and needles (requires certified container)

UNIVERSAL WASTE

  • Household batteries
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Mercury bearing items

ELECTRONIC WASTE

(E-Waste drop-off located at the Last Chance Mercantile)

  • CRT Monitors
  • TVs
  • CPU
  • Computer peripherals
  • Copy & fax machines
  • Cell phones
  • Scanners/printers

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Propane tanks (Up to 5 gallons)
  • Photo development products
  • Electronic toys and shoes
  • Lead
  • Asbestos (Nonfriable only. Must call for special instructions for transport.)

For information on other items, call the HHW Facility at 831-384-5313 ext. 27

NOT ACCEPTED:

For information on how to dispose of these items, conntact Monterey County Environmental Health Department – Hazardous Materials Management Services (831) 755-4511 / www.mtyhd.org

  • Asbestos (friable) containing material
  • Compressed gas (Propane tanks 5 gallons and less are accepted)
  • Explosives (including ammunition, fireworks, & flares)
  • Fluorescent light ballasts, capacitors and transformers containing PCBs
  • Radioactive material
  • Medical & laboratory waste
  • Pharmaceutical drugs and controlled substances.

*MRWMD Service Area Includes the following jurisdictions:

Moss Landing, Castroville, Marina, Seaside, Del Rey Oaks, Sand City, Monterey, Monterey-Salinas Highway area, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Carmel, Unincorporated Carmel, Carmel Valley, Carmel Highlands, and Big Sur