Local residents are invited to safely dispose of household hazardous waste that could be harmful to humans and the environment.
Addison Township, Leonard Village, Oxford Township, Oxford Village, Orion Township and Lake Orion Village are among the participating communities for the waste collection event, which will be held on Saturday, April 28 at Oxford Middle School (1420 Lakeville Rd.) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event is organized by Oakland County through its North Oakland Hazardous Waste (NO HAZ) program.
The NO HAZ consortium is a group of Oakland County communities that have come together to provide residents with a safe, reliable and environmentally-responsible way to rid themselves of household hazardous waste.
“This is a safe and convenient way to dispose of any hazardous materials that you’d like to dispose of,” said Oxford Township Treasurer Joe Ferrari, who serves as the township’s NO HAZ representative.
“We’d much rather residents go to the NO HAZ collection than have the materials go to a landfill, where they can leak. These materials will be distributed to companies that can utilize some of the parts or they’ll be disposed of safely. We’d much rather the materials be disposed of correctly and in the proper place. We want to encourage as many folks to (participate) as possible.”
Residents of participating communities get special pricing for dropping off their waste.
Each community sets the fee for its residents. They are as follows” Village of Oxford (free, with voucher), Oxford Township (free, with voucher), Addison Township ($10), Leonard Village ($10), Lake Orion Village (free) and Orion Township (free).
Residents can pay their fee by cash or check at the collection event and should bring identification with their current address.
Vouchers are available at township and village offices or at the collection event.
All liquids should be in sealed containers no larger than 5 gallons.
Acceptable materials include household materials (ammonia cleaners, bleach, household batteries), electronics (televisions, laptops, cables, accessories, game systems), automotive supplies (motor oil, gasoline, antifreeze, batteries), yard and garden supplies (pesticides, pool chemicals), and other waste (inhalers, florescent lamps, mercury, needles/syringes in puncture-proof containers).
No business, contractor, commercial or institution materials will be accepted.
Explosives, tires, ammunition, firearms, radioactive waste, medical waste, Freon, asphalt/concrete and appliances will not be accepted.
For a full list of accepted materials, please visit www.nohaz.com.