Hazardous Waste

March 10, 2016 by admin

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Residents of Dickinson County can bring hazardous material to our facility in Quinnesec, MI the second Tuesday of every month between the hours of 9-10AM. This collection is free of charge, and identification is checked.

Special Saturday collections are sometimes scheduled. Check back to our website often for the date of the next collection. These are also advertised in the local newspaper.


Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous wastes are products that contain ingredients that are toxic, flammable, reactive or corrosive. If disposed of improperly, these products can be harmful to humans, wildlife and the environment. Proper disposal prevents household hazardous waste from entering the environment; damaging soil, groundwater and streams; or causing harm to people and animals.

Items acceptable for collection:

  • Oil Base & Enamel PaintHaz Waste Pic
  • Spray Cans
  • Paint Thinners
  • Mineral Spirits
  • Turpentine
  • Acid Wash
  • Primers & Stains
  • Polyurethane
  • Wood & Deck Cleaners
  • Antifreeze
  • Old Gas & Gas Additives
  • Car Wax & Cleaners
  • Pesticides/Herbicides/Bug & Weed Killers
  • Fire extinguishers (not used, with chemicals still intact)
  • Mercury switches/thermometers
  • Florescent Bulbs (small)
  • Alkaline Batteries (small)
  • Oven Cleaners
  • Bleach
  • Furniture Polish
  • Latex paint can be thrown in your own trash but MUST be open & completely dried – sand or cat litter will absorb the paint

 For your safety and that of others:

  • Do not mix products
  • Keep products in original containers
  • Label products not in original containers
  • Secure products so they won’t leak

To learn more about Hazardous Household Waste, visit the United States EPA website. http://www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/materials/hhw.htm