County household hazardous waste collection is November 4

The Wayne County Department of Environment will host a household hazardous waste collection for all county residents from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. November 4 at the Dearborn Department of Public Works, 2951 Greenfield Road.

The collection is designed as a drop-off point for unwanted household chemicals and electronic devices, which are then disposed of properly.

Items that will be accepted include household paints, stains, dyes, floor-care items, furniture polish, bathroom cleaners, stain removers, nail polish, glue, medicine, lawn and garden chemicals, antifreeze, motor oil, gasoline, automotive batteries and dry cell batteries.

Accepted electronics include old computers, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, cell phones, fax machines, televisions, cable TV boxes and video cassette recorders.

Up to 10 car tires will be accepted as well.

Residents who bring in mercury fever thermometers for disposal can be exchanged for a safe mercury-free digital thermometer. Mercury is a toxic substance that can cause serious health effects if released into a home or the environment.

The Dearborn DPW is located two blocks south of Rotunda at I-94.

For more information, please call the Wayne County resource recovery coordinator at 1-734-326-3936.