Two hazardous waste drop-off days set in October

Farmington and Farmington Hills residents will have two opportunities in October to get rid of household hazardous waste and old electronics.

RRRASOC Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Days will be held on:

  • Saturday, October 5, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Novi DPW Garage, 26300 Lee BeGole Drive in Novi (new location this year), and
  • Saturday, October 26, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Recycling Authority, 20875 Mapleridge Ave., in Southfield.

Participants must provide proof of residency.

Acceptable items include household cleaners, oil-based paints, herbicides, insecticides, and solvents in labeled containers that do not hold more than five gallons or weigh more than 50 pounds. Propane tanks and fluorescent bulbs, including CFLs (energy saving compact fluorescent lights), are also accepted.

Electronic waste accepted includes televisions, radios, computers, and computer components such as CPUs, monitors, printers, and keyboards. Document shredding is also available, with a three box or 100-pound limit per household.

Household (alkaline non-rechargeable) batteries may be taken to a Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day for recycling or to one of the free drop-off locations listed at call2recycle.org/locator/.

Batteries cannot be placed in your curbside recycling cart since they present a fire hazard at the recycling facility. While not the ideal option, used alkaline non-rechargeable batteries may be placed in with the regular trash to be landfilled since they no longer contain toxic materials.

For a complete list of items accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Days, and a list of green non-toxic alternatives, call RRRASOC (Resource Recovery and Recycling Authority of Southwest Oakland County) at 248-208-2270 or visit rrrasoc.org.