Residents of the 12 North Oakland Household Hazardous Waste (NO HAZ) communities have two chances to get rid of their household hazardous waste this spring: May 4 at Oxford Middle School in Oxford; and June 15 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 Township. Residents should bring ID with their current address included in order to participate.
"I encourage all residents in the NO HAZ communities to participate in our spring hazardous materials collections," said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. "We enjoy a great quality of life in Oakland County in part because we foster a healthy environment and protect our natural resources with initiatives such as this."
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 must 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 are free. 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 May 4 collection is from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Oxford Middle School, 1420 Lakeville Road. From M-24/Lapeer Road, residents should head east on Burdick Street, which becomes Lakeville Road.
The June 15 collection at Oakland University is from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The collection will be held in the Foundation Hall parking lot that runs along Squirrel 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 University and Oxford Schools for hosting the spring collection events.