DEARBORN, Michigan – The Wayne County Department of Public Services is sponsoring a free Household Hazardous Waste Collection event 8 a.m. to 2p.m. Saturday, June 18 on the campus of Henry Ford Community College, 5101 Evergreen Road.
It is open to all Wayne County residents, including Dearborn 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 are also 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 will not be accepted at this event.
For more information on the event or on how to rid of the items not accepted, contact the Wayne County Department of Public Service at 734.326.3936.