Time is running out to clean out your basement and garage and get rid of old cans of stain, cleaners, gasoline and pesticides the right way. The North Oakland Household Hazardous Waste Consortium (NO HAZ) is holding the final collection of the year on Saturday, October 20. The October 20 collection will be held at the Eagle Valley Recycle and Disposal Facility
at 600 Silver Bell Road in Orion Township. The facility is located west of M-24 (Lapeer Road - 2 miles north of the Palace of Auburn Hills). Hours of collection will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
New to the program this year is the collection of used motor oil. Up to 25 gallons per vehicle will be accepted.
The collection is open to residents of Addison Township, Commerce Township, Groveland Township, Lake Orion, Leonard, Oakland Township, Orion Township, Oxford, Oxford Township, Pontiac, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Waterford Township, White Lake Township and Wolverine Lake. Residents of other communities should contact their city, village or township office for disposal options.
Residents of NO HAZ communities don’t have to register or make an appointment. They simply give their name and address at the collection for billing back to the individual communities. This is a free service for residents of member
communities; however, donations are accepted.
Items collected at the NO HAZ events include: oil based paints and stains, antifreeze, gasoline, kitchen and bath cleaners and polishes, mercury and mercury thermometers, aerosols, pesticides, herbicides and computer and electronic equipment. Latex paint is not accepted. Latex paint can be dried to a solid and then thrown out with the trash. Kitty litter, sawdust or waste paint hardener can be added to speed up this process. For a more comprehensive list of accepted materials, or for additional disposal information, visit the NO HAZ website at www.nohaz.com, or call the NO HAZ Hotline at 248-858-5656.
NO HAZ is a consortium of 11 Oakland County communities representing 15 local governments that offer residents a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of household hazardous waste. Its goal is to provide residents with a regular, reliable and easily accessible collection service. In four years, residents from over 5,000 households have participated in the program and over 145 tons of hazardous materials have been collected and recycled or properly disposed of.
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