Farmington Hills hosts May 4 hazardous waste drop-off

Farmington area residents will have a local opportunity to drop off household hazardous waste and old electronics during a May 4 event held at Oakland Community College’s Orchard Ridge campus, 27055 Orchard Lake Rd. in Farmington HIlls.

Household Hazardous Waste

Held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., the event will take place in the northeast parking area in parking lot #3. Residents of Farmington Hills, Farmington, Milford Township, Village of Milford, Novi, South Lyon, Southfield, Walled Lake, and Wixom are all eligible to attend, so long as they provide a driver’s license or other proof of residency.

Items accepted include oil-based paints, batteries, automotive fluids, pesticides, expired medications, aerosols, CFL bulbs, mercury, propane, and more. Containers must be labeled, hold less than five gallons or weigh less than 50 pounds, and should be placed in a sturdy box on the vehicle’s floor or in the trunk.

Household electronics accepted include TVs, radios, VHS and DVD players, and computers, plus peripheral devices. Residents may also bring up to 100 pounds of sensitive documents for on-site shredding.

Not accepted at this event: commercial or business waste, unknown substances over five gallons, smoke detectors, radioactive waste, or explosives. Latex paint is not considered hazardous waste; to dispose of it, add kitty litter or sand to dry out any paint left in the can then put it at the curbside with the lid off on your regular trash collection day.

For a complete list of acceptable items, visit the Recycling Authority’s website at rrrasoc.org or call 248-208-2270.

– Press release