City’s hazardous waste collection draws 800 drop-offs

TAYLOR — The city’s 2010 Household Hazardous Waste Day was a success, organizers say.

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 them. Some hazardous waste products thrown into the regular trash can be a threat to the environment, families, pets 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. County officials say there will be three more household hazardous waste days open to county residents on June 26, Aug. 28 and Oct. 23. The times and locations will be announced.

For more information on those days go to