Hard to Dispose Of

The Lenawee County Drop Off Site is NOT a
hazardous waste collection site.

Below is a compilation of frequently asked questions that you may find beneficial.  Of course, services and contact information are always changing so it is best to CONTACT the referral directly for the most up to date information.   

1. You can find many "what to do with" answers under the Frequently Asked Questions (above)

2. The MichigaMichign Recycling Directory Opens in new windown Recycling Directory is an online directory that helps residents looking to recycle a wide variety of materials generated within their household with recycling organizations near them that accept those materials. Residents can search the directory using the link below and typing in the material they are looking to recycle.


3. Hazardous waste materials are just that: hazardous. Not only can they be dangerous for you and your health, they are dangerous to the environment too, and should never go into your community’s regular trash.  Some hazardous waste is listed below.

  1. Mercury Disposal
  2. Glucose Monitors & Sharps
  3. Microwave Ovens
  4. Prescription Drugs
  5. Radioactive materials
  6. Cleaning Supplies
  7. Household Hazardous Waste
  8. Motor Oils

What to Do if You Have Mercury in Your Home

Many people have found containers of elemental or metallic mercury in their homes. If you have metallic mercury in your home, you need to exercise extreme caution with it and package it to prevent any leaks or spills. See the next two sections of this page to find how to package, transport and dispose of mercury.  www.EPA.GOV

US Ecology partnered with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Mercury Collection Program.  This effort promoted the collection and proper recycling of mercury.

Please check the Michigan Recycling Directory

 

If you are aware of other recycling opportunities locally; please let us know!