Taylor's Household Hazardous Waste Day is a success

The 2010 Household Hazardous Waste Day in Taylor was a success. The Department of Public Works, which hosted the May 1 event for residents of Taylor and other participating Downriver communities, reported that 802 vehicles drove through DPW yard and donated household hazardous waste over a six-hour period. Of those, 658 vehicles were from Taylor. The annual event allows residents to dispose of waste in a safe and environmentally friendly manner at no cost to the residents. When some hazardous waste products are thrown into the regular trash they can be a threat to the environment, families, pet and community. Tires were not accepted on May 1, but will be accepted from Taylor residents by the Wayne County Department of Environment from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 12 at the Taylor Hills Transfer Station and Compost site, 16300 Racho Road. There is a limit of 10 tires per address. According to the Wayne County Department of Environment, there will be three more household hazardous waste days open to county residents. They are scheduled for June 26, August 28 and October 23. The times and locations will be announced. Here is a link to the county website: http://www.waynecounty.com/mygovt/doe/depts/lrmd/Programs/swp/household_hazard.aspx