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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

**The final Saturday collection event is November 19, 2016. After this date, please call and make a weekday appointment.**

Collection events are held the first 3 Saturdays of the month, April through November 2016, from 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.

Important information

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.

Program information

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.

Contact information

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
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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