Home Toxics (Paint, Oil, Pesticides & More)

About the Center

The Home Toxics Center is Washtenaw County's Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program.

The Home Toxics Center will be CLOSED on Thursday, October 28th and Friday, October 29th for employee training. We cannot accept any materials while closed. Regular hours resume Monday, November 1st. 

The Home Toxics Center accepts many different materials, including paints, flammable items (like oils and automotive fluids), batteries, fluorescent bulbs, and more for reuse, recycling, and safe disposal. If you can’t find your item on our accepted items list, contact us to help you find your best option for disposal.

We are open by appointment or for select small loads on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. See "Do I need an appointment?" to determine if you need an appointment to use our weekday services. 

Saturday Collection Events (no appointment necessary) are held the first three Saturdays of the month, April through November, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., except for holiday weekends.

To use our program, 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. 

The Washtenaw County Home Toxics Center provides waste diversion to residents in compliance with State of Michigan legislation. To keep our program open and able to meet the needs of Washtenaw County residents, wastes from businesses, government entities, and other organizations are not accepted. If you are looking to dispose of waste from your business, government entity, or organization, please call us at 734-222-3950 for referrals. Pesticides can be accepted regardless of business use or out-of-county residency.

Contributions

The Home Toxics Center is a free service to residents, but accepts voluntary contributions that go directly towards disposal costs. Contributions are important because our program is not supported by tax dollars. Contributions can be made by cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and Apple Pay virtually through PayPal using the button below. To make a cash or check donation, our waste specialists can provide an envelope to drop off at the front of the building.

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Do I need an appointment?

If you’d like to attend a Saturday Collection Event, no appointment is necessary. 

Weekday drop-offs without appointments can only be accepted for small loads of material (less than 10 gallons of paint or two moving boxes of items) Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Larger loads will be turned away and required to make an appointment. We will make all reasonable attempts to accommodate small loads for unscheduled drop-offs. Due to high volumes and staff limitations, we reserve the right to turn away residents without appointments on weekdays. Please call our hotline at 734-222-3950 ahead of your arrival to ensure we will be able to serve you, and review our packaging instructions to stay safe when transporting hazardous materials.

The Home Toxics Center will be CLOSED on Thursday, October 28th and Friday, October 29th for employee training. We cannot accept any materials while closed. Regular hours resume Monday, November 1st. 

During the week, scheduling an appointment guarantees that our staff is available to take your items, makes you our priority, and improves our efficiency. Unscheduled drop-offs will need to wait while residents with appointments are being helped.


  1. Volunteer with us
  2. Directions
  3. Inclement weather notice
  4. What are home toxics?
  5. Using less hazardous materials
  6. Medication disposal locations

If you’re interested in keeping hazardous materials out of the environment, recycling, or public service, you’ll enjoy volunteering with us! Our Saturday Collection Events utilize volunteers to check in customers and remove materials from their vehicles. Volunteers help us run efficiently and smoothly. Snacks, protective equipment, and training are provided!

View open volunteer slots and sign up to volunteer here.

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  1. Home Toxics Center


    Physical Address
    705 N Zeeb Road
    Ann Arbor, MI 48103

    Phone: 734-222-3950 (Hotline)

    Hours

    Weekday Drop-Offs
    Drop-offs accepted year-round
    Monday through Friday
    9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
    Closed on holidays

    Saturday Collection Events 
    April through November
    Open the first three Saturdays of each month
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Closed on holiday weekends

    Check our calendar for up-to-date information on closures