Home Toxics (Paint, Oil, Pesticides & More)
The Home Toxics Center is TEMPORARILY closed for facility clean out and Maintenance.
Please see the article here: https://www.washtenaw.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2364
If you have additional questions or concerns please send us an email.
Once we have a re-open date we will communicate it as soon as possible!
About the Center
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.
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.
When and How to Use the Home Toxics Center
Monday Wednesday, Friday
9:30 AM - 4:15 PM
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Do I need an appointment?
No appointment is needed for small loads.
Appointments are required for loads bigger than 2 milk crates or 10 gallons of paint.
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.
There are no more Saturday collections in 2022.
Collections are typically the first 3 Saturdays of the month, April - November.
9 AM - 1 PM
Do I need an appointment?
No appointment is needed.
This option is recommended for larger loads.
The Home Toxics Center is a free service to residents but accepts contributions. These contributions go directly toward disposal costs. Contributions are important because tax dollars do not support our program.
Donations 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.
- Inclement weather notice
- What are home toxics?
- Medication disposal locations
- Business and state-wide resources
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.
All appointments are subject to postponement due to inclement weather such as high winds, high heat, thunder, lightning, exceptionally low temperatures, and more.
Staff will notify appointments if we cannot serve you as planned.
Please check online or call ahead if you are uncertain.
There are many products in your home that are considered "household hazardous waste" and must be disposed of properly - like paints, oils, cleaning chemicals, and more. Household hazardous wastes can ultimately make their way into our water, soil, and air, causing environmental and public health issues.
The Home Toxics Center aims to make a difference in our community by safely disposing of or recycling our residents’ home toxics.
When preparing to buy a new product for your home, read the label first to see if it poses a threat. It may be hazardous if words such as: warning, caution, flammable, poison, danger, corrosive, combustible, toxic, or hazardous are on the label.
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 Takeback 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.
State-wide: 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.