HazMat Day Saturday, May 5
The annual Household Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Drop-off Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Farmington Hills. The event will take place at the OCC Orchard Ridge Campus, located at 27055 Orchard Lake Road, just south of I-696. Due to construction, the event will be located in OCC’s parking lot #3 with access via Orchard Lake Road. Residents of Farmington Hills, Farmington, Milford Township, Village of Milford, Novi, South Lyon, Southfield, Walled Lake, and Wixom are all eligible to attend with a driver’s license or other proof of residency.
Items accepted at HazMat Day include oil-based paints, batteries, automotive fluids, pesticides, expired medications, aerosols, CFL bulbs, mercury, propane, and more. Containers must be labeled, not hold more than five gallons or weigh more than 50 pounds, and should be placed in a sturdy box on the floor or in the trunk.
Household electronics are also accepted at HazMat Day including TVs, radios, VHS and DVD players, and computers, plus peripheral devices. Residents may also bring up to 100 pounds of sensitive documents for shredding on site.
The following items are not accepted: commercial or business waste, unknowns over five gallons, smoke detectors, radioactive waste or explosives. Latex paint is also not accepted (it’s not considered hazardous waste); add kitty litter or sand to dry out any paint left in the can then put it at the curbside with the lid off for pickup with regular garbage.
For a complete list of acceptable items, visit the Recycling Authority’s website at www.rrrasoc.org or call 248-208-2270. Farmington Hills residents who can’t attend on May 5 may go to any other regional HazMat events listed on the RRRASOC website.
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