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Home Toxics Center (Dispose of paint, oil, pesticides & more)
The Home Toxics Center is Washtenaw County's Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program. We accept many different materials for reuse, recycling, and safe disposal.
Who Can Use the Home Toxics Center?
You must be a Washtenaw County resident and the items you are bringing in must not have been used for a business, government entity, or other organization.
*Pesticides can be accepted regardless of business use or out-of-county residency.
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Do I Need an Appointment?
No appointment is needed regardless of load size. This is recommended for larger loads.
- Small Loads -(loads smaller than 2 milk crates or less than 10 gallons of paint)
- Appointments are recommended, but not required for small loads.
- We reserve the right to turn away residents without appointments on weekdays.
- Please call 734-222-3950 ahead of your arrival to ensure we will be able to serve you.
- Large Loads - (loads bigger than 2 milk crates or 10 gallons of paint)
- Appointments are required.
How to Transport Your Material
Review our packaging instructions to stay safe when transporting hazardous materials.
The Washtenaw County Home Toxics Center is in the back parking lot of 705 N Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor. The facility is located between the Washtenaw County Road Commission and Scio Township Hall.
See the map below for detailed directions.
Never drop-off toxic materials without a County employee to assist you. Leaving toxic materials outside the collection area fence or anywhere in the parking lot is illegal and strictly prohibited.
The safety of our staff and residents is our top priority. The Home Toxics Center may close due to severe weather such as hail, lightning, and thunder. The center will remain closed for 30 minutes after hearing the last sound of thunder. Additionally, the center will close when a National Weather Service warning is in effect.
If the center unexpectedly closes, residents who have a scheduled appointment will be notified and offered an opportunity to reschedule.
The National Weather Service may issue warnings for severe conditions related to:
The Home Toxics Center cannot accept medications for disposal, but there are many other locations that can! Visit the Medication Disposal Network to find Washtenaw County locations that accept medications or sharps.
For out-of-county medication or sharps disposal, check out EGLE's Household Drug Take Back Map for locations across the state.
Business Resources for Hazardous Waste Removal
EGLE Environmental Consultant Directory - A directory of environmental consultants for waste and other environmental services.
Livingston County Department of Public Works - Holds household hazardous waste events, typically one each in spring, summer, and fall.
Wayne County Household Hazardous Waste - Holds a few large household hazardous waste events each year.
Wayne County is now also offering a voucher program for residents to dispose and recycle of their household hazardous waste five days a week at ERG Environmental Services in Livonia. Find more information and event dates here.
EGLE maintains a list of contacts and resources for other Michigan Counties. Chose the "EGLE County Recycling and HHW Contact List" on this page to find additional resources.