About the Center

Be Advised

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 extremely unsafe for our employees and the public and is strictly prohibited. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

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Year round, appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


  • Review the list of materials that you can and cannot bring to the Home Toxics facility.
  • To make an appointment, please call 734-222-3950. If no one answers, please leave a brief message including your first and last name, the day and time you are calling, and a return phone number. Please speak slowly and clearly when leaving your number. When speaking with our staff, you will be asked to write some notes so please have paper and a pen or pencil handy.
  • Upon arrival for your appointment, please check in at the service window to the right of the front customer counter unless other arrangements have been made. Leave your toxic materials in your car. You will be instructed to pull around the back of the building to the collection shed.
  • During your check-in process, the attendant will ask if you would be interested in making a voluntary donation to help support this program  Thought this is a County effort, it is not supported by any taxes. 
  • Showing up during the week without an appointment will not guarantee an employee will be present to help you. Please call ahead so we can be there to assist you!


April through November we are open the first three Saturdays of each month, from 9 a.m. to Noon (closed on holiday weekends). No appointment needed!

Don't forget to check the calendar - we are always closed on the 4th and 5th Saturdays of the month, and we are closed on holiday weekends!  In 2019, we will be closed on the following holiday weekends:  October 12 and November 9.  If you can't make it to a Saturday collection, please see below for instructions on making a weekday appointment.


  • Review the list of materials that you can and cannot bring to the Home Toxics facility.
  • The Home Toxics Collection Center is a first-come, first-serve, drive-up and drop-off service. Pull into the parking lot and follow the signs that will lead to the collection shed behind the building.
  • For the safety of yourself and others, please wait in line inside your car until an employee is available to provide service to you.
  • Please be aware that at times this is a high-traffic area with dangerous toxic materials. Washtenaw County takes thorough precautions to minimize accidents by ensuring a trained employee assists each customer with their hazardous wastes. 
  • All cigarettes and flames must be extinguished prior to attending a collection.