Residents of the 11 North Oakland Household Hazardous Waste (NO HAZ) communities have one final chance to get rid of their household hazardous waste this year on September 17 at Orion Township's new Wildwood Amphitheater, located at 2685 Joslyn Court in Orion, at the corner of Joslyn Road, just south of Civic Center Park and across from the soccer fields. The collection hours will be 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The collection is open to residents of Addison Township, Groveland Township, Lake Angelus, Lake Orion, Leonard, Oakland Township, Orion Township, Oxford, Oxford Township, Rochester and Rochester Hills. Residents should bring ID with their current address included in order to participate.
"Oakland County enjoys a great quality of life because we encourage a healthy environment and protect our natural resources with programs like NO HAZ," said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson.
Items collected at the NO HAZ events include: household paints and stains, antifreeze, gasoline, kitchen and bath cleaners and polishes, mercury and mercury thermometers, aerosols, pesticides, herbicides and computer and electronic equipment. For a more comprehensive list of accepted materials, or for additional disposal information, visit the NO HAZ website at www.nohaz.com, or call the NO HAZ Hotline at 248-858-5656.
The changes made to the program last year will still apply this year.
Residents of the following communities must pay $10 to participate: Addison Township, Groveland Township, Lake Orion, Leonard, Oakland Township, Orion Township and Rochester Hills. The fee will be collected at the site in exact cash or a check made payable to: Oakland County NO HAZ. Participants also must fill out a registration form that bills the remainder of the collection fee to their communities. The form is available at the site or online at www.nohaz.com, where it can be downloaded and filled out in advance.
Residents of the following communities must obtain a voucher from their community offices IN ADVANCE: Lake Angelus, Oxford, Oxford Township and Rochester.
Residents of other communities should contact their city, village or township office or visit their websites for disposal options.
NO HAZ is a consortium of eight Oakland County communities representing 11 local governments that offer residents a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of household hazardous waste.
Over the last six years, residents of more than 20,000 households have disposed of approximately 2.2 million pounds of hazardous materials, which have been recycled or disposed of properly.
The NO HAZ Consortium thanks Oakland University, Orion Township and Oxford Schools for supporting the program.