Household hazardous waste collection June 18

The Wayne County Department of Public Services is sponsoring a free Household Hazardous Waste Collection event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 18 on the Henry Ford community College campus, 5101 Evergreen in Dearborn.

It is open to all Wayne County residents.

The event will allow residents to dispose of items such as household paints, stains, and dyes; floor care products such as wax and carpet cleaner; furniture polish; bathroom cleaners; stain removers; solvents; non-controlled pharmaceutical waste; nail polish; glue; fertilizer; lawn and garden chemicals; pesticides; antifreeze; motor oil; gasoline; propane tanks; automotive and dry cell batteries; fluorescent bulbs; fire extinguishers; smoke detectors; mercury thermometers and thermostats; and elemental mercury.

People also are encouraged to donate computer CPUs, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, and mice, as well as cell phones, fax machines, copiers, and televisions, for electronics recycling.

Among the items not accepted are: commercial and industrial waste, radioactive material, explosives, ammunition, 55-gallon drums, shock sensitive materials, household trash, refrigerators, microwaves and other appliances, ties, yard waste, roofing shingles, and concrete.