Waterford Township has partnered with the North Oakland Household Hazardous Waste Consortium (NO HAZ). NO HAZ provides residents of participating communities a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW).
Waterford residents must receive a voucher prior to attending a collection event. The vouchers are available beginning April 1st of the current program year. They may be picked up at the Development Services Department on the 3rd floor of Township Hall for $15.Vouchers are limited and are served on a first-come, first-served basis. Vouchers must be used during the program year they are purchased.
ERG Environmental Services
ERG operates a drop-off location for HHW recycling / disposal (residential use only).
13040 Merriman Road Livonia, MI 48150
Hours: Call for current drop-off schedule
Cost: Varies based upon material being dropped off (call for estimate)
Batteries can be a difficult item to recycle. Locations such as Best Buy have recycling available for rechargeable batteries, but not alkaline (single-use) batteries. One option is to purchase a kit to properly recycling single-use batteries:
Household batteries (rechargeable and single-use) are also accepted at any NO HAZ collection event
Household - Computers, Televisions & Electronics
The state of Michigan passed an electronics recycling law that requires manufactures to provide a takeback program for household and small business electronics. Many retail stores selling these items offer electronic recycling resources.
Office Max / Office Depot - various locations - website
Computers, televisions and electronics are also accepted at any NO HAZ collection event
Household - Paint
Paint comes in two forms: latex and oil-based. Latex paint is water-based. Once dried to a solid, it can be disposed of with your regular trash (check with your waste hauler for more information). Many options are available to expedite the drying process, including: mixing in kitty litter, oil dry or paint hardener. In addition, the lid can be removed, allowing the water to evaporate naturally.
Oil-based paint should be disposed of with a household hazardous waste collection company.
Household paint (latex and oil-based), along with other household stains, cleaners, solvents, chemicals, etc. are accepted at any NO HAZ collection event
Household appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and dehumidifiers contain freon. The freon must be properly removed before these items can be recycled or disposed. Some retail stores offer haul away services for these items. In addition, Appliance Place offers a freon removal and haul away service. Contact them at 248-683-3397 for more information.
Prescription Drugs & Medications
The Waterford Police Department offers a drop-off site for unused medications/drugs that are no longer needed. Syringes or needles are NOT accepted.
Syringes & Sharps
Waste Management offers containers that are designed to safely and securely disposed of used syringes and lancets.