Wayne County is holding three household hazardous waste collection events, with the next one scheduled for Saturday in Belleville.

Belleville Household Hazardous Waste Collection: Saturday May 3, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wayne County Community College District Western Campus, 9555 Haggerty Road, Belleville.  

Dearborn Household Hazardous Waste Collection: Saturday, June 28, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Henry Ford Community College, 5101 Evergreen Road, Dearborn. 

Westland Household Hazardous Waste Collection: Saturday, August 16, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Westland Shopping Center lot behind JC Penney. 
Items that are accepted include:
  • household paints, stains, dyes
  • floor care items, furniture polish, bathroom cleaners
  • lawn and garden chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers
  • antifreeze, motor oil, gasoline
  • automotive batteries, dry cell batteries, propane tanks
  • old computers, printers, scanners, TV’s, cell phones, fax machines
  • mercury containing thermometers, thermostats  and elemental mercury
  • fluorescent light bulbs (standard and compact)
  • smoke detectors, fire extinguishers
  • Pharmaceutical Waste (Non –controlled Substances only)
Items that are not accepted:
  • commerical waste, industrial waste
  • ammunition, explosives
  • 55-gallon drums
  • radioactive materials
  • unknown, unlabeled waste
  • shock sensitive materials
  • household trash
  • appliances
For a list of facilities that accept HHW year-round and for information on non-toxic alternatives, refer to the Wayne County Resource Recovery Guide. 

Residents are encouraged to bring in mercury fever thermometers for disposal. Mercury is a toxic substance and can cause serious health effects if released into a home or the environment. 

For more information, please contact Wayne County’s Resource Recovery Coordinator at (734) 326-3936.