Household hazardous materials are any products that pose a risk to human health and safety to the environment. Some examples of household hazardous materials include paints, stains, floor care items, furniture polish, bathroom cleaners, lawn and garden chemicals, pesticides, turpentine, shellac, batteries, transmission fluid, used motor oil, and poisons
Never set household hazardous material at the curb.
Disposal of needles/sharps: For disposal of medical waste, such as sharps/needles, syringes, lancets, and other sharp objects, use a hard plastic container with a tightly secured lid. Laundry detergent bottles work well. Place the tightly secured plastic container in your trash receptacle, not in your recycle bin.
Wayne County periodically hosts Household Hazardous Waste Disposal events at locations throughout the county.
2017 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events:
The Land Resource Management Division hosts a number of household hazardous waste collection events at various locations throughout Wayne County. Click on the links below for more information on the 2017 events.
Romulus Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Romulus Civic Center (Parking Lot)
11111 Wayne Road, Romulus
Dearborn Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Henry Ford College
5101 Evergreen Rd., Dearborn
Westland Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Westland Shopping Center
35000 Warren Rd., Westland
Taylor Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wayne County Community College District - Downriver Campus
21000 Northline Road, Taylor
For more information regarding household hazardous waste disposal and additional drop-off dates and locations, contact the Wayne County Department of Environment, Resource Recovery Coordinator at 734-326-3936 or visit this link:
Wayne County HHW Program