Waterford Township is hosting a North Oakland Household Hazardous Waste Consortium (NO-HAZ) collection event between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18 at the Oakland Community College (OCC) Highland Lakes Campus, located at 7350 Cooley Lake Road.
Waterford Township is part of the NO-HAZ consortium comprised of north Oakland County communities including Rochester Hills, Rochester, Orion Township, Oakland Township, Oxford, Addison Township, Groveland Township and Lake Angelus.
Created in 2005, the program provides residents of participating communities with a safe, reliable, and environmentally-responsible way of disposing their household hazardous waste.
Payment of a $10 fee for a voucher, available at Waterford Township Hall prior to the collection, is required prior to attendance of the collection event. Vouchers are limited and doled out on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Accepted NO-HAZ materials include home improvement items such as household paints, stains, driveway sealers, and asphalt/roofing tar. Miscellaneous items such as needles and syringes, expired mediations and controlled substances, propane cylinders, fluorescent lamps, and mercury items are also accepted.
The following electronic, automotive, yard and garden, and household items are also accepted: computers; TV’s; laptop computers; DVD players and VCRs; motor oil; gasoline; antifreeze; batteries; pesticides and fungicides; pool chemicals; aerosols; and cleaners and polishers.
Materials that aren’t accepted include business or industrial waste; radioactive waste; medical waste; and ammunition, explosives, firearms, freon appliances and certain controlled substances. Contact local law enforcement to determine which controlled substances are prohibited at the NO-HAZ collection.
Another collection event is scheduled for between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sept. 22 at Orion Township’s Wildwood Amphitheater, located at 2685 Joslyn Court.
Visit the township website at www.twp.waterford.mi.us for updates.