Home Toxics (Paint, Oil, Pesticides & More)
The Home Toxics Reduction Program provides Washtenaw County residents with a disposal option for flammable, poisonous, toxic and corrosive materials.
Regular collection events are held the first three Saturdays of the month, April through November, 9 a.m. to noon, except for holiday weekends. No appointment needed on Saturdays!
If you can't make it to a Saturday collection, please call 734-222-3950 to schedule a weekday drop-off appointment.
Please allow at least 48 business hours advance notice to schedule an appointment.
All winter appointments are subject to postponement due to inclement weather. We will do our best to notify you if we cannot serve you as planned. If you are uncertain, please call before your appointment.
Eligibility & Cost
The Home Toxics Collection Program is open to all Washtenaw County Residents and is not intended for businesses and/or organizations. If you need information or help to find disposal options, please contact us or visit our Business Recycling page.
The collection program is a free service for residents. We do accept donations, which go directly to the cost of disposal. Donations are important because our solid waste programs are not supported by any tax dollars.
The Home Toxics Reduction Program (HTRP) provides Washtenaw County residents with a disposal option for flammable, poisonous, toxic and corrosive materials.
This program has collected and properly disposed of a cumulative total of 3.6 million pounds of toxic materials since the program began in 1995. These materials were prevented from reaching the landfill and from impacting public health and the environment.
Operated by the Washtenaw County Office of the Water Resources Commissioner and the Board of Public Works, the program seeks to address the environmental and public health effects resulting from improper handling and disposal of home toxics. We are committed to reducing the use of home toxics and to informing citizens about the choices and responsibilities associated with purchasing, handling and disposing of toxic substances.
When preparing to buy new products for your home, read the label first to see if it poses a threat. The product may be hazardous if words such as: warning, caution, flammable, poison, danger, corrosive, combustible, toxic and / or hazardous are on the label.
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 strictly prohibited. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
If you're interested in material collection, recycling, and customer service, you'll enjoy volunteering with us! Our Saturday collections utilize volunteers to check in customers and remove materials from their vehicles. Volunteers help us run efficiently and smoothly.