Welcome to the Moderate Risk Waste (MRW)
What is Moderate Risk Waste?
Moderate Risk Waste is a class of solid waste that covers
Household Hazardous Waste
Exempt Small Quantity Generator Waste
. "Moderate Risk" does not
mean that the material is moderately hazardous. Rather it is generated in small
volumes and is therefore not regulated in the same way as larger volume
hazardous waste from businesses. A more descriptive term for Moderate Risk Waste
is "Small Volume Hazardous Wastes".
MRW Annual Reports
Ecology receives annual reports for all Moderate Risk Waste (MRW)
programs in the state. This information includes the amounts of household
hazardous waste (HHW), used oil, and conditionally exempt small quantity
generator (CESGQG) waste collected by the programs, more specific details of the
types of materials collected, amounts, participation rates and costs by county,
and percent of the methods of management (disposition) of the waste.
The MRW reports are also included in the annual Solid Waste in
Annual Status Reports
. The status reports also include information on waste
reduction and recycling programs, the annual recycling and diversion report,
solid waste facility information, and disposal and remaining capacity statewide.
For questions about the Moderate Risk Waste report, please contact