Household Hazardous Waste Day is a success

TAYLOR — The 2010 Household Hazardous Waste Day in Taylor was a success. 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 the residents. When some hazardous waste products are thrown into the regular trash they can be a threat to the environment, families, pet 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.