HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION
Shiawassee County Health Department Announces October 7th HHW Event
Posted by Corunna Now at 10:30pm 9/26/17
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The Shiawassee County Health Department is conducting a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Saturday October 7, 2017  from 8 a.m. – Noon at the HHW site on Chippewa trail just north of V.G.’s grocery store.  HHW program funding is provided by Shiawassee County and the Mid-County Sewerage District, with generous donations from Waste Management and Shiawassee Township.  The goal of the program is to keep HHW out of the county rivers, lakes, streams and ditches.  The collection is FREE to all Shiawassee County Residents.  Past collections have received 211,526 pounds of hazardous waste, which was safely disposed of or recycled.  Most of these items would have ended up flushed down the sewer, into a septic system, buried at the local landfill or dumped in rivers and streams.
 
Accepted materials include anything that is toxic, flammable, corrosive or reactive.  Latex paint is not accepted as it can be dried out and safely disposed of with household trash.  

No appointment is necessary for the collection; please bring any household hazardous waste materials you have starting at 8 a.m.  The HHW collection is on a first come, first serve basis.  For additional information contact the Shiawassee County Health Department at (989) 743-2392.  For information on all HHW materials please visit http://www.shiawasseechd.net/Environmental-Health/.


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