Dates coming up for disposal of drugs, personal documents, tires, household hazardous waste

Dearborn and its partners offer services for the disposal of household hazardous materials, personal documents, prescription drugs, and new this year, tires.

Dispose of unwanted prescription medicine from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 30 at the Dearborn Police Department, 16099 Michigan Ave. At this event, the Drug Enforcement Administration will accept pills or patches, but not liquids, needles or sharps. The service is free and anonymous.

Besides helping residents, this initiative combats illegal abuse of prescriptions medicines and protects the environment from contamination through improper disposal.

Free document shredding will be offered from 8 a.m. to noon May 14 at the DPW Yard, 2951 Greenfield, south of Rotunda. This event is open to Dearborn residents only and proof of residency is required.

There is a limit per person of five office sized boxes of personal paper documents and a maximum weight of 50 pounds.

For more information call 313-943-2433.

Dispose of unwanted tires from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21 at the DPW Yard, 2951 Greenfield. There is a limit of seven tires per vehicle. No tires from commercial sources will be accepted.

This program is offered in conjunction with Wayne County. Tires dropped off at this event will be properly prepared for recycling.

Tires are not accepted at curbside, nor during Hazardous Waste Day collections. This is the only time in 2016 that they will be accepted at the DPW Yard.

Free Household Hazardous Waste Day will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 18 at Henry Ford College, 5101 Evergreen. Proof of Wayne County residency is required.

On-site volunteers will collect the household generated hazardous materials, including: paints, stains, dyes, glue, carpet cleaner, furniture and nail polish, bathroom cleaners, stain removers, solvents, pharmaceutical waste, fertilizer and lawn chemicals.

Also accepted will be antifreeze, motor oil, automotive and dry cell batteries, fluorescent bulbs, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, thermostats, computer monitors, CPUs, printers, keyboards, cell phones, and televisions.

For information, call Wayne County at 734-326-3936.

Dispose of bulk trash from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Saturday of every month at the DPW yard, 2951 Greenfield Road.
This monthly service is for non-hazardous household items not picked up at the curb. Residents are responsible for unloading their own vehicles. Proof of residency is required.

Items accepted at the DPW yard include furniture and other non-hazardous household materials from large move-outs; dirt, sod, sand, concrete and bricks; firewood, logs and stumps; bathtubs, laundry tubs, sinks and toilets.

A partial list of materials not accepted at the DPW yard includes: fuel, tires, ammunition or refrigerators, microwaves or other appliances.

For more information, go to