Upcoming waste collections are:
• Aug. 13 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Second Ebenezer Church 14601 Dequindre St., Detroit.
• Oct. 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wayne County Community College District, 21000 Northline Road, Taylor.
Hosted by the Department on Public Services’ Environmental Services, the collection events are opportunities for the community to safely dispose of items such as batteries, computers, smoke detectors, bathroom cleaners, garden chemicals, thermometers, motor oil, and more.
The following items will not be accepted: commercial waste, industrial waste, radioactive material, explosives, ammunition, household trash, refrigerators, microwaves or other appliances, tires, yard waste, roofing shingles, and concrete.
“We started our Household Hazardous Waste Collections to help preserve valuable landfill space and protect our water quality by disposing many hazardous items in a more environmentally friendly way,” said Patrick Cullen, director of Environmental Services for Wayne County. “With that in mind, there are still some items that even we can’t accept.
“To learn more about how to properly dispose of those items, please contact a Wayne County Resource Recovery Coordinator at 734-326-3936.”
Wayne County’s free recycling vouchers that allow residents to dispose and recycle their household hazardous waste five days a week will also be available.
To request a free recycling voucher call 734-326-5708 or email [email protected]
“It is so important that Wayne County be an environmentally friendly community, and my administration is whole-heartedly committed to making this happen,” County Executive Warren Evans said. “What’s great about these events is that they provide Wayne County residents with the opportunity to safely dispose and recycle hazardous materials from their homes. I would also encourage our residents to take advantage of our free recycling voucher program.”
For more information on The Department of Public Services go to www.waynecounty.com.