Van Buren Township

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day


The annual FREE ONE-DAY DROP OFF event for all Van Buren Township Residents will be on Saturday, October 9 from 9 AM - 2 PM at US Ecology: 49350 N Interstate 94 Service Dr, Van Buren Township, MI 48111.

Many household products require special attention in their use, storage and disposal. A product is considered “hazardous” if it is:
• Toxic or Poisonous
• Ignitable/Flammable
• Corrosive
• Reactive (products that can explode if exposed to heat, air, water, or shock)

Check the label to see if a product is hazardous. If it says Warning, Caution, Danger, or Poison, consider it hazardous. Unwanted portions of hazardous products are considered to be hazardous wastes and should be treated in a careful manner to avoid accidents or polluting our environment.

All products should be tightly sealed to prevent spillage while transporting to the facility and all containers brought to the collection must be left at the collection. Products will not be accepted in milk jugs because the plastic is thin and punctures easily.

Acceptable Items: Bug Sprays, Floor Care Product, Furniture Polishes, Nail Polish, Metal Polish w/Solvent, Medicines, Cleaning Products, Trans Fluid, Auto Batteries, Battery Acid, Brake Fluids, Car Waxes, Diesel Fuel, Antifreeze, Gasoline, Kerosene, Motor Oil, Propane Tanks, Household Batteries, Fluorescent Light Bulbs, Artist Paints/Mediums, Dry Cleaning Solvents, Fiberglass Epoxy, Solvents, Lighter Fluids, Pool Chemicals, Computer Waste, Pharmaceutical Waste, Cameras, Christmas Tree Lights, Televisions, Fungicides, Herbicides, Insecticides, Pesticides, Fertilizers, Rat Poison. WORKSHOP Paints, Paint Thinners, Varnish & Stains, Wood Preservatives, Gun Cleaning, Cutting Oils, Turpentine, Aerosol Cans, Smoke Detectors, Fire Extinguishers, Carbon Monoxide Detectors.

Unacceptable Items: Explosives & Ammunition, Industrial Waste, Tires & Asbestos