Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Recycling

NO HAZ Partnership

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 $10. Vouchers are limited and are served on a first-come, first-served basis. Vouchers must be used during the program year they are purchased.

Household Hazardous Waste Event

ERG Environmental Services

ERG operates a drop-off location for HHW recycling / disposal (residential use only).
  • 13040 Merriman Road
    Livonia, MI 48150
  • Phone:  734-437-9650
  • Hours:  Call for current drop-off schedule
  • Cost:  Varies based upon material being dropped off (call for estimate)

Automotive - Motor Oil

Many auto service centers and parts stores accept motor oil for recycling.
  • Al's Quick Lube - Dixie Hwy & Highland Road Locations - website
  • Autozone - various Waterford location - website
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts - various Waterford locations - website
  • Motor oil and other automotive fluids are also accepted at any NO HAZ collection event

Automotive - Batteries

Many auto service centers and parts stores accept automotive batteries for recycling.
  • Autozone - various Waterford locations - website
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts - various Waterford locations - website
  • Automotive batteries are also accepted at any NO HAZ collection event

Automotive - Tires

Many retail tire stores offer disposal with purchase.  Contact the store for their current policy.
  • Warehouse Tire - Waterford and Pontiac Locations - website

Household - Batteries

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 - 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.
  • Best Buy - various locations - website
  • 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

Disposal & Recycling Options for Other Household Hazardous Items

Some of the items listed below are also accepted at any NO HAZ collection event. Check the website for lists of items that are and are not accepted at the collection events.  

Ammunition, Explosives, Firearms & Flares

Contact the Waterford Police Department for disposal information.

Carbon Monoxide, Smoke & Radon Detectors

Follow the instructions on the back of the device for information on proper disposal.
Ink & Toner Cartridges
Retail stores such as Best Buy and Office Max / Office Depot offer resources for disposal of ink and toner cartridges

Freon Removal

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.