Household Hazardous Waste

The Lenawee County Recycling Drop Off Site is not a hazardous waste collection site. See below list of items to learn more about places you can take your items.


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

The Michigan 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.

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 always call the place where you are taking your waste directly.   

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

Household Hazardous Waste are products found around the home that require special handling, such as:

  • solvent-based paints
  • used motor oil
  • certain pesticides
  • unknown liquids
  • batteries
  • florescent light bulbs 

A community collection event has been traditionally held in the spring each year and we hope to have future events. Please check the EVENTS PAGE for updates. 

ERG Environmental Services in Livonia accepts household hazardous waste. 

Another source of information is the Michigan Recycling Directory

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