Wayne County household hazardous waste collection dates announced

The first Wayne County household hazardous waste collection for 2017 will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 22 in the Romulus Civic Center parking lot, 11111 Wayne Road in Romulus. It is the first of four scheduled for 2017.

The remaining dates are:

• June 10 at Henry Ford College, 5101 Evergreen Road, Dearborn.
• Aug. 12 at Westland Shopping Center, 35000 Warren Road, Westland.
• Oct. 7 at Wayne County Community College District, 21000 Northline Road, Taylor.

Each collection will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants must be Wayne County residents; proof of residency will be required.

The program is designed to prevent unwanted household chemicals from being disposed in landfills or into waterways. Last year, more than 900,000 pounds of household hazardous waste was properly disposed or recycled through the program.

Waste must be from residential sources only.

Acceptable items include: household paints, stains, floor-care items, furniture polish, bathroom cleaners, lawn and garden chemicals, antifreeze, fluorescent and compact fluorescent light bulbs, old computers and TVs. Pharmaceutical waste (non-controlled substances) and medical sharps in puncture-proof containers also will be accepted.

Common items not accepted include: CRT televisions, CRT monitors and construction debris.

“We had more than 8,000 residents participate in the program last year and are looking for even greater participation this year,” Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans said. “This program gives everyone an opportunity to help safeguard the health and safety of our community by reducing the environmental impact of household hazardous waste.”

For more information, contact Land Resources Management at 734-326-3936.