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Fall Household Hazardous Waste Collections Set for September in Waterford and Orion Townships

Public Date: 8/21/2013 12:00 AM
Contact: Steve Huber, Marketing and Communications Officer
Phone Number: 248-858-1848

Residents of the 12 North Oakland Household Hazardous Waste (NO HAZ) communities can get rid of their household hazardous waste on Sept. 7 at Oakland Community College’s Highland Lakes campus in Waterford and on Sept. 28 at the Wildwood amphitheater of Orion Township.

The collection is open to residents of Addison Township, Groveland Township, Lake Angelus, Lake Orion, Leonard, Oakland Township, Orion Township, Oxford, Oxford Township, Rochester, Rochester Hills and Waterford Township. Residents should bring ID with their current address included in order to participate.

"I encourage residents to take advantage of these collection events as we continually strive to maintain the quality of life that makes Oakland County such an attractive place to live and work,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “These events provide an easy, convenient and affordable way to dispose of hazardous waste in an environmentally responsible manner."

The following communities must pay $10 to participate: Addison Township, Groveland Township, Leonard, Oakland 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.

Waterford Township residents must obtain a voucher from the township hall before the collection events. The voucher can be purchased for $10 on the third floor of town hall at the Building Department counter, 5200 Civic Center Drive. Quantities are limited and are on a first come first served basis.

Residents of Lake Angelus, Oxford, Oxford Township, and Rochester are encouraged to obtain a free voucher from their community offices in advance. Residents of non-participating communities should contact their city, village or township office or visit their websites for disposal options.

Residents of Lake Orion and Orion Township can participate at no charge and no voucher is required.

Residents of other communities can participate for a $60 charge to be paid at the event.

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 Sept. 7 collection is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at OCC Highland Lakes campus, 7350 Cooley Lake Road, in Waterford. Enter the campus from Hospital Road.

The Sept. 28 collection at the Wildwood amphitheater of Orion Township is 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The collection will be in the parking lot at Civic Center Park, 2700 Joslyn Court, north of Waldon Road.

NO HAZ is a consortium of nine Oakland County communities representing 12 local governments that offer residents a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of household hazardous waste.

The NO HAZ Consortium encourages residents to gather all of their household hazardous waste and attend one collection event per year, as the communities are charged for each car that attends the collections.

Since the program began in 2003, residents of more than 26,000 households have disposed of more than 2.9 million pounds of hazardous materials, which have been recycled or disposed of properly.

The NO HAZ Consortium thanks Oakland Community College and Orion Township for hosting the fall collection events.