Home Toxics Reduction Program
The Home Toxics Reduction Program provides the residents of Washtenaw County 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.
During 2012, 23 Saturday Collections were held and over 178,606 lbs. of Home Toxics were collected from approximately 3,305 vehicles. These materials were diverted from reaching the landfill and from causing potentially adverse environmental affects. When preparing to buy new products for your home, read the label first to find out 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.
- Collection Site Hours & Location
- What you CAN and CANNOT bring
- Other Disposal Options
- Non-Toxic Alternatives to Commonly Used Household Products
Noelle Bowman, Solid Waste Program Specialist
705 N. Zeeb Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8645