Home Toxics

 

home_toxics2.gifWashtenaw County's Home Toxics Reduction Center offers a permanent drop-off site where residents can safely dispose of a wide variety of home toxics. We are located at the Western County Service center, at 705 North Zeeb Road in Scio Township. 

From April - November, the Home Toxics Collection Center is OPEN the first three Saturdays of each month (excluding holiday weekends) from 9am - Noon.

If you are unable to attend the Saturday drop-offs, and during the winter months when Saturday collections are not available, please call 734-222-6874 to schedule a drop-off appointment during the week between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm.  Showing up without an appointment will not guarantee an employee will be present to help you, so please call ahead so we can be there to help you! 

All services are provided free of charge; however, donations are accepted. Please note that we cannot accept business waste -- see below for information on hazardous waste contractors that will provide needed business services.

Home Toxics need to be treated carefully in order to minimize human health risks and exposure to the environment. There is a direct relationship between the proper use and disposal of common home toxics and the quality of our air, soil, surface water, and groundwater. In many cases, the products under your sink or in your basement or garage may be just as dangerous as those used in commercial/industrial sectors. Home products are considered toxic if they are:

  • Poisonous
  • Flammable or Combustible
  • Corrosive (strong acid or base)
  • Reactive (i.e., may explode if exposed to heat, air, water, or shock)

The Home Toxics Reduction Program provides information on how to identify and dispose of common household toxic products, as well as tips on reducing and reusing toxic products and using non-toxic alternatives.

For more information, please contact Jeff Krcmarik.

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