West Bloomfield Township will hold its Fall Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the West Bloomfield Civic Center, located at 4550 Walnut Lake Road.
Residents are encouraged to bring in their garden/garage items for disposal, which include fungicides, herbicides and insecticides, as well as all automotive fluids, gasoline and diesel fuel, kerosene, car batteries, polishes, and bug sprays for collection and proper disposal.
The household hazardous material (haz-mat)collection will also accept all paints, with a maximum of 10 gallons accepted per vehicle, as well as paint solvents, solvent-based glues and wood preservatives, fluorescent light bulbs, and varnish.
Also being accepted are kitchen and bathroom items, including thermometers, chemical cleaners, furniture polish, nail polish, and expired medication.
Pool chemicals, household batteries, moth balls, solvents, and muriatic acid will also be collected.
Electronics that will be accepted at the event include computers and monitors, typewriters, microwave ovens, phones, pagers, printers, fax machines, scanners, personal digital assistants (PDAs), stereos, radios, cassette players, Walkmans, CD players, MP3 players, clocks and TVs.
Electronics should not be stored in boxes and certificates for recycling and hard drive destruction will be available from vendors for free.
On-site shredding of personal documents will also be available, with a maximum of 50 pounds per resident accepted.
The Salvation Army will be on site for a donation drive, but it will not accept any household appliances.
The township collection will not accept computer monitors that have broken glass, appliances, water heaters, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, or tires.
The township holds a hazardous waste collection day twice a year — the spring collection was held on April 28.