NO HAZ Program
NO HAZ Planning Division 2100 Pontiac Lake Road Building 41W Waterford, MI 48328 (248) 858-5656 Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

NO HAZ Program

​​​The North Oakland Household Hazardous Waste Consortium (NO HAZ) includes 16 Oakland County communities, dedicated to providing residents with safe, reliable and environmentally-responsible ways to dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW).   These wastes are the substances in your home that can be harmful to humans and the environment if not disposed of properly.   Each year, NO HAZ schedules collection events to provide disposal opportunities for Oakland County residents.  Since the program began in 2003, more than 4.9 million pounds of material has been collected and properly disposed. This year, five collection events are planned. See list below to find the most convenient site for you.

2017 NoHaz Map

Oakland County NO HAZ Member Communities

NO HAZ Collection Events are open to any Oakland County resident, but those living in a NO HAZ community receive special pricing because of their community’s membership.  Most NO HAZ communities charge residents $10 or $15, paid by cash or check at the event.  Some NO HAZ communities require residents to present a voucher (paid or free) at the event.   Please check NO HAZ Member Communities for the requirements of your community.  

Residents of non-member communities may participate for a fee of $50, payable by cash or check at the event.  Contact your city, village or township offices to see if another disposable program is available to you; or refer to the map to see what disposal options may be offered in your municipality.

2017 NO HAZ Collection Dates

Saturday, April 15, 8 am – 2 pm
Oxford Middle School
1420 Lakeville Road, Oxford
From M-24/Lapeer Road, travel east on Burdick Street

Saturday, June 24, 8 am – 2 pm
Oakland University – Rochester
Parking lots 35 and 37 (enter campus on Pioneer Drive from Squirrel Road, south of University Drive)

Saturday, July 22
, 8 am – 2 pm
North Sashabaw Elementary School
5290 Maybee Road, Clarkston

Saturday, September 16
, 8 am – 2 pm
Oakland Community College Highland Lakes Campus
7350 Cooley Lake Road, Waterford
(Enter campus from Hospital Road)

Saturday, October 28, 8 am – 2 pm
Wildwood Amphitheater – Orion
2700 Joslyn Court, Orion
Enter from Joslyn Road only
*New site configuration*

Thank You No Haz Event Hosts  


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What is Household Hazardous Waste?,

Household hazardous​ waste is the unwanted or unusable portion of consumer products that contain substances that can harm people or the environment.  Unlike industrial hazardous wastes, household hazardous wastes are not regulated.  Most households can identify at least a few products as hazardous.  Household cleaners, paint, pesticides, batteries and prescription medicines are just a few.  They have made our lives easier but they can also be toxic to our health and our environment when we use them and when we throw them away.

Who is Eligible?,

​Any resident of a NO HAZ Consortium member community can attend any collection event.  Consortium member communities are Addison Township, Groveland Township, Independence Township, Lake Angelus, Lake Orion, Leonard, Oakland Township, Orion Township, Oxford, Oxford Township, Pontiac, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Rose Township, Springfield Township and Waterford Township.

If your community is not listed, you may participate in the NO HAZ collection events for a $50 charge to be collected at the event. You may want to also contact your city, village or township office to see if any other programs are available to you.

What Materials Are Accepted?,

All liquids must be in containers 5 gallon size or smaller.


  • Ammonia cleaners
  • Air fresheners
  • Artist paints
  • Bleach
  • Brass, copper and silver polish
  • Chlorine cleaners
  • Old holiday decorations:  artificial snow, glass frosting, Christmas bubble lights
  • Drain cleaner
  • Household batteries: mercury, lithium, nickel cadmium, lead, silver oxide
  • Nail polish and nail polish remover
  • Mothballs
  • Silica
  • Shoe polish
  • Stain removers
  • Tub and tile cleaners
  • Upholstery and carpet cleaner
  • Water repellants
  • Antifreeze
  • Automotive Batteries
  • Brake fluid
  • Carburetor cleaner
  • Car polish and wax
  • Engine degreasers
  • Gasoline
  • Motor Oil
  • Starter fluid
  • Transmission fluid
  • Oil filters

Computer and Electronic Waste Items
(Limit of 5 items per vehicle)
No commercial/business/institution waste
*All computer items must be desk size or smaller

  • T.V.'s - no console
  • Computer peripherals (keyboards, speakers, zip drives, cables, mice, etc.)
  • Computer monitors
  • Laptop computers
  • Printers
  • Fax machines
  • CD players
  • DVD players
  • Land line telephones (not cellular)
  • CPU's
  • Scanners
  • Copiers
  • Telecommunications equipment
  • VCR's
  • Radios
  • Calculators
Yard & Garden
  • Copper based algaecides
  • Fertilizer
  • Fungicides
  • Garden moss killer
  • Insecticides
  • Insect repellant
  • Line
  • Lye
  • Muriatic acid
  • Pesticides
  • Pool chemicals
  • Rodent killer
Home Improvement
  • Adhesives
  • Aerosol cans
  • Asphalt/roofing tar
  • Ballasts
  • Cutting oil
  • Driveway sealers
  • Hand cleaners
  • Halogen bulbs
  • HID lamps
  • Lacquers
  • Lubricating oils
  • Lighter fluid
  • Metal polish
  • Mercury vapor lamps
  • Silicones
  • Soot remover, creosote destroyer
  • Paint removers
  • Paint thinners
  • Paint -- oil based
  • Paint -- latex
  • Petroleum based solvents
  • Wood preservatives
  • Wood stain
  • Wood varnish
  • Asbestos - There are two types of asbestos; friable and non-friable.  Friable requires more handling precautions than non-friable but both are hazardous waste.  This material can be a serious health threat if not handled properly.  Bag, tape and label asbestos containing materials ACM.  Urgent professional disposal options may be found under "Asbestos Removal and Abatement Service" in the phone book.
  • Carbon monoxide detectors
  • Expired medications - excluding controlled substances
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Flares
  • Fluorescent lights
  • Photo chemicals
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Needles/Syringes - must be brought in a rigid/puncture proof container
  • Propane cylinders
  • Radon detectors
  • Reactives
  • Smoke detectors
What Materials Are Not Accepted?,

No business or industrial waste.​

No appliances (microwaves are acceptable)

No medical waste (medical sharps and old medications are acceptable, however, controlled substances are not acceptable)

No radioactive waste.

No tires.

Other unacceptable materials:

  • Explosives - Don't touch it! Call your local police department or fire department for advice on safe disposal of explosives
  • Ammunition - Call your local police department or fire department on safe disposal of ammunition
  • Firearms - Call you local police department for advice on proper disposal of unwanted firearms
How do I Participate?,

No appointments are necessary to participate in a collection.  Please check to see if your community is charging $10 or $15, or if a voucher is required.  Member residents can attend any of the collections during the regular collection hours. If your community is not a member of NO HAZ, you may participate in the collection events for a $50 charge to be paid at the event. You may want to contact your city, village or township office to see if any other program is available to you. Call the NO HAZ hotline at 248-858-5656 for information.​

What is the NO HAZ Consortium?,

Several Oakland County communities provide residents a safe, reliable and an environmentally responsible way to dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW).  Any resident in any NO HAZ Community may participate in HHW collection events, but residents are asked to only attend one collection event per year.​

What Happens to the Collected Household Hazardous Waste?,

All HHW collected is handled by a household hazardous waste vendor in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations.  Depending on the material type, some items are recycled, some are used as energy recovery (blended and used as fuel) and some are disposed of in a hazardous waste landfill.​

How do I Volunteer?,

Assist your local communities and see how the NO HAZ program helps divert the household hazardous waste stream from going into our local landfills.  We want to see you at our next collection event.​ To volunteer to assist in a NO HAZ collection event, email us and add volunteer to the subject line.

Additional HHW Information:

Would you like to volunteer to assist in a NO HAZ collection event?  Email us and add volunteer to the subject line. 

Would you like to receive NO HAZ program reminders.  Email us and please include your city of residence in the subject line.​

If you need additional disposal information, please call 248-858-0722. 

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NO HAZ Hotline  248-858-5656