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Home Toxics Reduction Program

The Home Toxics Reduction Program provides Washtenaw County residents with a disposal option for flammable, poisonous, toxic and corrosive materials.

Washtenaw County Home Toxics Reduction Program

Collection events are held the first 3 Saturdays of the month, April through November 2016, from 9am-12noon.

In 2015, 22 Saturday collections were held and approximately 510,000 pounds of toxic materials were collected from over 5,000 vehicles!


No appointment needed on Saturdays! If you can't make it to a Saturday collection, please call 734-222-3950 to schedule a weekday drop-off appointment. Please allow at least 48 business hours advance notice to schedule an appointment.

Important Information

 

The Home Toxics Reduction Program (HTRP) provides Washtenaw County residents with a disposal option for flammable, poisonous, toxic and corrosive materials. The program seeks to address the environmental and public health effects resulting from improper handling and disposal of home toxics, and is committed to reducing the use of home toxics and keeping citizens informed about the choices and responsibilities associated with purchasing, handling and disposing of toxic substances.

When preparing to buy new products for your home, read the label first to see if it poses a threat. The product may be hazardous if indicator words, such as: WARNING, CAUTION, FLAMMABLE, POISON, DANGER, CORROSIVE, COMBUSTIBLE, TOXIC and/or HAZARDOUS are present somewhere within the labeling.

Contact Information

Washtenaw County Office of the Water Resources Commissioner
Solid Waste Division
705 North Zeeb Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

This program has collected and properly disposed of a cumulative total of 3.6 million pounds of toxic materials since the program began in 1995. These materials were prevented from reaching the landfill and from impacting public health and the environment.

Noelle Bowman, Solid Waste Program Specialist
734-222-6821

Jonathan Pelukas, Environmental Coordinator
734-222-3827

Jon Tulman, Solid Waste Specialist
734-222-3810

Jeff Krcmarik, Environmental Supervisor
734-222-6865

 

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