You are here: Home Government Departments Environmental Health Recycling, Home Toxics & Solid Waste Home Toxics Washtenaw County Home Toxics Collection Center

Washtenaw County Home Toxics Collection Center


APRIL - NOVEMBER: Open first 3 Saturdays of each month*, 9:00AM - 12:00Noon

*EXCLUDING HOLIDAY WEEKENDS - Closed September 5th, 2015 
[Don't forget to check the calendar, we are ALWAYS CLOSED on the 4th and 5th Saturdays!]

The Home Toxics Reduction Program is a first-come, first-serve, drive-up & drop-off service for Washtenaw County residents.  

For the SAFETY of yourself and others, please wait in line inside of your car until an employee is available to provide service to you. Please be aware that at times this is a high-traffic area with dangerous toxic materials. Washtenaw County takes thorough precautions to minimize accidents by ensuring a trained employee assists each customer with their hazardous wastes.  NOTE: All cigarettes and flames should be extinguished prior to attending a collection.

*If you are unable to attend a Saturday collection, special appointments during regular business hours may be available.
Please see below for details on scheduling a drop-off appointment during the week.

DECEMBER - MARCH:  By Appointment ONLY

Regular Saturday collections are not held during winter months due to ongoing inclement weather conditions. If you require home toxic material disposal during this time, please call the 24-hour Home Toxics Hotline at 734.222.6874. to schedule a special appointment during the week. When leaving voicemail, include your name, phone number; Your call will be returned as soon as possible.   We are as flexible as possible and ask for at least a 2-day notice,  NOTE: Upon arrival for appointment, please check in at the front customer desk unless other arrangements have been made.


Showing up during the week without an appointment will not guarantee an employee will be present to help you, please call ahead so we can be there to help you!
REMINDER: NEVER drop-off toxic materials without a County employee to assist you.  Leaving toxic materials outside the collection area fence or anywhere in the parking lot is STRICTLY PROHIBITED as it has potential for adverse environmental effects and health risks.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!


Eligibility & Cost

The Home Toxics Collection Program is open to ALL Washtenaw County Residents and is not intended for businesses and/or organizations.  However, 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 Center is located at the Western Washtenaw County Service Center, at 705 N. Zeeb Rd. (just north of Exit 169 on I-94).  Access directions here.  The Center is a white shed surrounded by a green chain-link fence, on the south side of the parking lot behind the Service Center Building. (Map) Once you arrive for a Saturday collection, please follow the signs that will lead to the collection shed.  If you arrive during the week for a scheduled appointment, please first come to the front desk (leave your toxics in your car) to confirm your arrival.  

Image of WSC

The Western Washtenaw County Service Center (above) is located between the Washtenaw County Road Commission office and Scio Township Hall.

HHW Shed

The HHW Center (above) is located in the parking lot behind the Service Center on the south-west corner of the lot.

Document Actions
Google Translate