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Drive in, drop off hazardous household waste at NoHaz collections set for five OC communities

Residents of 17 North Oakland Household Hazardous Waste (NoHaz) communities will have five opportunities to responsibly rid their households of hazardous waste from April through October.

The first collection is set for April 30 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Oxford Middle School, 1420 Lakeville Road in Oxford. The event gives residents easy-access opportunities to get rid of everything from outdated computers and dead batteries to paints, pesticides and more. Last year, nearly 4,000 residents loaded up their vehicles, drove to collection events and dropped off more than half a million pounds of hazardous household waste.

“Oakland County residents have embraced the NoHaz program and responsibly and properly disposed of more than 4.2 million pounds of hazardous household waste since the program began in 2003,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “I thank the residents for their participation and encourage them to take advantage of one of the upcoming collection events.”

The 2016 NoHaz collection events are held on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The other times and locations are:
  • May 21, North Sashabaw Elementary School, 5290 Maybee Road, Clarkston
  • June 11, Oakland University, parking lots 35 & 37, Rochester
  • Sept. 10, Oakland Community College, Highland Lakes Campus, 7350 Cooley Lake Road, Waterford
  • Oct. 15, Wildwood Amphitheater, 2700 Joslyn Court, Orion Township
Residents of the 17 NoHaz Consortium communities may dispose of their hazardous household waste for a nominal fee of $10; or at no charge, depending on their community. Residents of non-member communities pay $50. Check www.nohaz.com for a detailed list of fees by community.

NoHaz communities are Addison Township, Clarkston, Groveland Township, Independence Township, Lake Angelus, Lake Orion, Leonard, Oakland Township, Orion Township, Oxford Township, Oxford, Pontiac, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Rose Township, Springfield Township and Waterford Township.

Dozens of different household waste products are accepted including: household paints, stains, driveway sealer, asphalt roofing tar, computers, televisions, laptops, DVD/VCR players, cables, accessories, game systems, electronic games, motor oil, gasoline, antifreeze, batteries, pesticides, fungicides, pool chemicals, muriatic acid, aerosols, batteries, cleaners, polishes, needles, syringes, inhalers, EpiPens, medication (excluding controlled substances), propane cylinders, fluorescent lamps and mercury. A complete list of accepted materials can be found at www.nohaz.com.

The NoHaz Consortium is a group of communities that provide residents a safe, reliable and environmentally responsible way to dispose of household hazardous waste. Collection events are coordinated and administered by the Planning Division of the Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs. The Planning Division makes arrangements for the safe and responsible disposal of the materials received.
 
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