Household hazardous waste (HHW) is the unwanted or unusable portion of consumer products that contain substances that can harm people or the environment.  Unlike industrial hazardous wastes, household hazardous wastes are not regulated.  Most households can identify at least a few products as hazardous.  Household cleaners, paint, pesticides, batteries and prescription medicines are just a few.  They have made our lives easier but they can also be toxic to our health and our environment when we use them and when we throw them away.

All HHW collected is handled by a household hazardous waste vendor in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations.  Depending on the material type, some items are recycled, some are used as energy recovery (blended and used as fuel) and some are disposed of in a hazardous waste landfill.

A $10 charge will be collected at events in exact cash or check written to Oakland County NO HAZ.  

2018 Collection Dates

Saturday April 28, 2018    
8 a.m. - 2 p.m

Oxford Middle School
1420 Lakeville Road, Oxford

Saturday June 23, 2018 
8 a.m. - 2 p.m

Oakland University
2200 N. Squirrel Road, Rochester

Saturday July 28, 2018
8 a.m. - 2 p.m

North Sashabaw Elementary School
5290 Maybee Rd, Clarkston, MI 48346
Saturday September 8, 2018       
8 a.m. - 2 p.m

Oakland County Service Campus
1200 N. Telegraph Road, Pontiac

Saturday October 13, 2018
8 a.m. - 2 p.m
Oakland Community College Highland Lakes Campus
7350 Cooley Lake Road, Waterford


Please call (248) 858-5656 or visit Oakland County NO HAZ