Household Hazardous Waste Day is Saturday, May 1

The City of Taylor’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Day will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at the Department of Public Works, 25605 Northline Road.

The day allows residents to dispose of hazardous waste in a safe and environmentally friendly manner at no cost to Taylor residents. When some hazardous waste products are thrown into the regular trash they can be a threat to our environment, families, pets and community.

The day will include electronics recycling and a thermometer exchange. Those who bring in a mercury thermometer or other mercury device can exchange it for a safe digital thermometer (limit two per car).

This service is limited to Taylor residents and participating Downriver communities. Participants will be asked to produce a driver’s license as proof of residency. There is a limit of one trip through the disposal line per resident. No trailers will be accepted.

Acceptable Items include:
•Household paint, dyes, floor wax, floor care products, furniture polish, stain remover, bathroom cleaner, carpet cleaner, fertilizer, antifreeze, motor oil and gasoline
•Chlorine bleach, chlorine, stump remover, oxygen pellets, heavy metal compounds
•Alcohols, creosote, glue, mineral spirits, paint brushes and turpentine
•Automotive batteries, dry cell batteries, old smoke detectors and fire extinguishers
•Fluorescent bulbs
•Outdated medicine and needles (packaged in a sealed marked hard plastic-type container)
•Electronics: monitors, printers, scanners, computer mouse, keyboards, cell phones, chargers, fax machines, VCRs, cable boxes and televisions

Unacceptable items include:
•Explosives and ammunition
•Radioactive material, asbestos and shock sensitive material
•Industrial and commercial waste
•Oil drums and gas cylinders with valves
•Tires (However, as a one-time service for Taylor residents, the Wayne County Department of Environment will provide a dumpster for disposal of passenger tires from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 12 at the Taylor Hills Transfer Station, 16300 Racho Road. There is a limit of 10 tires per address. Also, tires can be disposed of at Waddle’s Tires. Call 734-283-1644 for details.)