Extensive items from flood damage being picked up without a fee by city, but hazardous materials not allowed

Wayne County hosting free Household Hazardous Materials Drop Off Day Aug.16

DEARBORN – In order to continue to help Dearborn households affected by basement flooding, flood damaged materials set on the curb will be picked up for free, but hazardous waste items are not allowed and will be left behind to protect the safety of residents, employees and the environment.

It is the homeowner’s responsibility to dispose of hazardous materials in a proper way.

Items that cannot be placed at the curb include: paint, solvents, glue, car batteries, automotive parts, acids, antifreeze, gasoline, gas cans, floor wax, floor care products, carpet cleaner, furniture polish, bathroom cleaners, lawn and garden chemicals, fluorescent bulbs and smoke detectors.

For more information, call 313-943-2433.

Wayne County will host a free Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at the Westland Shopping Center for all county residents. Enter off Nankin Boulevard from Central City Parkway, behind JCPenney.

Materials not accepted at the curb can be disposed of at this free location.

Items that will not be accepted at the dropoff day include: commercial waste, ammunition, 55-gallon drums, household trash, refrigerators, microwaves or other appliances, tires, yard waste and concrete.

For more information about the county’s drop off day, call 734-326-3936.

If residents can’t wait for the curbside collection of non-hazardous bulk items they place at their curb, as an additional service, Dearborn’s DPW yard, 2915 Greenfield, will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 16 and 23. At these times, residents may drop off items to be disposed of for free.

No hazardous wastes will be accepted at the DPW Yard.

Residents must be able to lift and carry their own items at the DPW Yard.

Residents wanting information about cleaning up flooded basements and the process and requirements of filing a claim regarding flood damage can go to the city’s website, www.cityofdearborn.org.