Drop off household hazardous waste May 5 in Farmington Hills

The City of Farmington Hills, in cooperation with Oakland Community College, will hold its annual Household Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Drop-off Day on Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the OCC Orchard Ridge Campus, 27055 Orchard Lake Rd.

Due to construction, the event will be located in OCC’s parking lot #3 with access via Orchard Lake Road. Residents of Farmington Hills, Farmington, Milford Township, Village of Milford, Novi, South Lyon, Southfield, Walled Lake, and Wixom are all eligible to attend. Participants will need a driver’s license or other proof of residency.

Jon Aldred for Farmington Hills City Council

Items accepted at HazMat Day include oil-based paints, batteries, automotive fluids, pesticides, expired medications, aerosols, CFL bulbs, mercury, propane, and more. Containers must be labeled, not hold more than five gallons or weigh more than 50 pounds, and should be placed in a sturdy box on the floor or in the trunk.

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

The following items are not accepted: commercial or business waste, unknowns over five gallons, smoke detectors, radioactive waste or explosives. Latex paint is also not accepted (it’s not considered hazardous waste); add kitty litter or sand to dry out any paint left in the can then put it at the curbside with the lid off for pickup with regular garbage.

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


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