Home Toxics Reduction Program
The Home Toxics Reduction Program provides Washtenaw County residents with a disposal option for flammable, poisonous, toxic and corrosive materials.
**Saturday Collection Events have concluded for the 2016 Season, and will resume on Saturday, April 1, 2017.**
DURING THE WINTER MONTHS: Appointment Required!
Please call 734.222.3950 to schedule a home toxic drop-off appointment. Appointments are available most weeks M-F, 9AM - 4PM. Please allow a 48 business hours advance notice for appointment scheduling.
Regular collection events are held the first 3 Saturdays of the month, April through November 9AM-12NOON, except for holiday weekends. No appointment needed on Saturdays! If you can't make it to a Saturday collection, please call 734-222-3810 to schedule a weekday drop-off appointment. Please allow at least 48 business hours advance notice to schedule an appointment.
- Collection Site Hours & Location
- What you CAN and CANNOT bring
- Other Disposal Options
- Non-Toxic Alternatives to Commonly Used Household Products
Eligibility and cost
The Home Toxics Collection Program is open to ALL Washtenaw County Residents and is not intended for businesses and/or organizations. If you need information or help finding disposal options, please contact us or visit our Business Recycling page.
The collection program is a FREE service for residents. We do accept donations, which go directly to the cost of disposal. Each year, the donations collected are responsible for approximately 10% of the total disposal costs.
The Home Toxics Reduction Program (HTRP) provides Washtenaw County residents with a disposal option for flammable, poisonous, toxic and corrosive materials.
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.
Operated by the Washtenaw County Office of the Water Resources Commissioner and the Board of Public Works, the program seeks to address the environmental and public health effects resulting from improper handling and disposal of home toxics. We are committed to reducing the use of home toxics and to informing citizens 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 words such as: WARNING, CAUTION, FLAMMABLE, POISON, DANGER, CORROSIVE, COMBUSTIBLE, TOXIC and/or HAZARDOUS are on the label.
In 2015, 22 Saturday collections were held and approximately 510,000 pounds of toxic materials were collected from over 5,000 vehicles!
Washtenaw County Office of the Water Resources Commissioner
Solid Waste Division
705 North Zeeb Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Noelle Bowman, Solid Waste Program Specialist
Jonathan Pelukas, Environmental Coordinator
Jon Tulman, Solid Waste Specialist
Jeff Krcmarik, Environmental Supervisor