The Milford Village Council has approved a proposal from Environmental Recycling Group of Livonia to conduct Milford’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day event, which is scheduled for Saturday, May 14.
The council’s action occurred at a Monday, March 7 meeting.
The estimated total cost of the event is $27,713.
The council also agreed to waive the bidding process because the collection day is part of an intergovernmental agreement with Milford Township.
According to village officials, 55,401 pounds of waste were collected at the Milford Department of Public Services site during last year’s collection day, nearly an 8,000-pound increase from the 2009 total of 47,614 pounds.
The number of individual vehicles that showed up for the 2010 collection was down slightly, with 856 present compared to the 2009 total of 877.
About 58 percent of the materials brought in came from Milford Township residents, while 42 percent came from village residents.
The township’s total cost for last year’s collection was $21,975, while the village’s portion was $15,913.
The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day event is held every year. Residents are encouraged to bring in items such as household cleaners, insecticides, and motor oil waste that needs to be disposed of properly.
Used computers and electronics such as TVs and VCRs, as well as household batteries and car batteries, are also accepted.