Wayne County’s Department of Environment hosts four Household Hazardous Waste Collections each year for County residents.

The 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.

The HHW collections run from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and are scheduled for:

  • Saturday, April 4, 2020 at Second Ebenzer Church loacted at 14601 Dequindre St., Detroit
  • Saturday, June 13, 2020 at Henry Ford Community College located at 5101 Evergreen Rd., Dearborn
  • Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Westland Shopping Center located at 35000 Warren Road and Nankin Blvd. in Westland

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 be accepted.

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 
• appliances 

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.