Household Hazardous Waste
Wayne County’s Department of Environment hosts four Household
Hazardous Waste Collections each year for County residents.
collections are designed to accept unwanted household chemicals for
proper disposal and electronics for recycling from residents.
Dates, times and locations of the events are posted on the
Department of Environment website. There may be a charge for
certain items, please inquire.
Household Hazardous Waste Days
The Wayne County Land Resource Management Division also has
information on disposal of computers and prescription medication.
You may visit their site
for more information.
Only household generated products from Wayne County residents will
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* and other devices
• fluorescent light bulbs (standard and compact)
Items that are not accepted include:
• commercial waste, industrial waste
• ammunition, explosives
• 55-gallon drums
• smoke detectors, radioactive materials
• unknown, unlabeled waste
• shock sensitive materials
• fire extinguishers
• household trash
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.