Wayne County Releases 2020 Schedule For Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program

Wayne County has released the scheduled dates for the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program. The program is intended to stop household chemicals from entering hazardous waste sites and drainage systems. Each collection will take place from 8 AM to 2 PM at various locations in Michigan. Participants must be Wayne County residents, and waste must come from domestic locations only. The collection schedule includes:

  • Saturday, April 4, 2020, at Second Ebenezer Church located at 14601 Dequindre Street, Detroit, MI 48212
  • Saturday, June 13, 2020, at Henry Ford College located at 5101 Evergreen Road, Dearborn
  • Saturday, August 8, 2020, at Westland Shopping Center located at 35000 Warren Road and Nankin Blvd. in Westland

“Last year, over 7,000 residents took action toward safeguarding our community and protecting our natural resources by participating in this program,” said Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans. “We take pride in these collection days because they give everyone an opportunity to play a role in reducing the environmental impact of household hazardous waste.”

In 2019, 700,000 pounds of dangerous waste was safely disposed of or salvaged in the program.

Acceptable items include:

  • Household paints
  • Stains
  • Floor-care items
  • Furniture polish
  • Bathroom cleaners
  • Lawn and garden chemicals
  • Antifreeze
  • Fluorescent and compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Old computers and TVs
  • Pharmaceutical waste (non-controlled substances)
  • Medical sharps in puncture-proof containers.

Residents must show a valid driver’s license or tax bill as proof of residency. For more information, please contact Land Resources Management at734-326-3936.

Land Resources Management (LRMD) is a division of the Department of Public Services. The division prevents contamination, soil erosion, and stream sedimentation. It is also responsible for solid waste management planning, resource recovery, and the regulation of solid waste facilities. LRMD completes over 300 landfill inspections year, reviews plans for new construction to ensure that distributed soil does not pollute waterways.

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