Oakland County, Michigan -- Residents of the 12 North Oakland Household Hazardous Waste (NO HAZ) communities have two opportunities to get rid of their household hazardous waste this spring: May 31 at Oxford Middle School in Oxford and June 21 at Oakland University in Rochester.
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. Residents must bring ID with their current address to participate.
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.
“I encourage those who live in our NO HAZ communities to take advantage of this event to safely dispose of their household hazardous materials,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said.
Residents of Addison Township, Groveland Township, Leonard, Oakland Township and Rochester Hills must pay a $10 fee when dropping off their household hazardous waste. 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 will be required to obtain a voucher from the township hall prior to the collection events. This 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, Rochester and Waterford must obtain a voucher from their community offices in advance. Residents of Lake Orion and Orion Township may attend for free and no voucher is required. Residents of non-participating communities should contact their city, village or township office or visit their websites for disposal options.
The May 31 collection is from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Oxford Middle School, 1420 Lakeville Road. The June 21 collection at Oakland University is from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The collection will be held in the Foundation Hall parking lot that runs along Squirrel Road.
The NO HAZ Consortium thanks Oakland University and Oxford Schools for hosting the spring collection events.
About NO HAZ
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 25,000 households have disposed of more than 3.3 million pounds of hazardous materials, which have been recycled or disposed of properly. Two additional collections will be held later this year on Aug. 23 and Sept. 20.