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Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Events.

The Cities of Farmington and Farmington Hills annually co-sponsor a Household Hazardous Materials Drop-off Day.  Hazardous waste technicians collect materials from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM at Oakland Community College, Orchard Ridge Campus 27055 Orchard Lake Road. Visit the RRRASOC's website for dates.

Residents of Farmington, Farmington Hills, Novi, South Lyon, Southfield, Walled Lake, and Wixom are welcome to participate and must show a driver’s license as proof of residency.  Farmington Hills residents may also drop off hazardous materials at any of the HazMat region-wide collection events sponsored by the Resource Recovery and Recycling Authority of Southwest Oakland County (RRRASOC).  Please watch the Observer and the FOCUS for specific dates and locations or visit the RRRASOC's website.

Items that can be disposed of at HazMat Days include cleaners, oil-based paints, herbicides, insecticides, solvents, batteries, motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, fertilizers, and pool chemicals. Used computer equipment is also accepted, including central processing units, monitors, keyboards, mice, modems, and printers.

Items that are NOT accepted include latex paint (dry it out and put it with your regular trash), fire extinguishers, radioactive materials, explosives, and medical waste.  Smoke detectors are also not accepted, these can go out with your regular trash. 

Please follow these guidelines when attending a HazMat day event:

  • Properly label each container and close the cap tightly.
  • Do not bring containers that hold more than five gallons or weigh more than 50 pounds.
  • If a container is leaking, transfer it to one that is secure.
  • Place containers in a box with a sturdy bottom.
  • Put the box on the floor or in the trunk.  Do not put it in the front seat.
  • Stay in your car.  HazMat technicians will unload the hazardous materials for you.

If you have questions about Household Hazardous Materials Drop-off Days, please call the DPW at (248) 871-2850.

Accepted Items

Kitchen/Bathroom

  • Bug Sprays.
  • Floor Care Products.
  • Furniture Polishes.
  • Metal Polish with Solvent.
  • Expired Medicine.
  • Nail Polish.
  • Drain Openers and Cleaners.
  • Mercury Thermometers.

Garden

  • Fungicides.
  • Herbicides.
  • Insecticides.
  • Pesticides.

Garage

  • Automatic Transmission Fluid.
  • Auto Batteries (Or Battery Acid).
  • Brake Fluid.
  • Car Wax with Solvent.
  • Diesel Fuel.
  • Fuel Oil.
  • Gasoline.
  • Kerosene.
  • Metal Polish with Solvent.
  • Motor Oils.
  • Other Oils.
  • Antifreeze.

Workshop

  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs.
  • Cutting Oil.
  • Glue (Solvent Based).
  • Oil Based Paint.
  • Automobile Paint.
  • Paint Thinner.
  • Paint Stripper.
  • Primer.
  • Turpentine.
  • Varnish.
  • Wood Preservatives.

Home Office

  • Used Computer Equipment (UCE) including CPU's, monitors, keyboards, mice, modems, printers and other personal computer peripheral devices.

Miscellaneous

  • Artists' Paints/Medium.
  • Dry Cleaning Solvents.
  • Fiberglass Epoxy.
  • Gun Cleaning Solvents.
  • Rat Poison.
  • Moth Balls.
  • Household Batteries.
  • Lighter Fluid.
  • Pool Chemicals.
  • Acids.
  • Aerosols.
  • Small Propane Cylinders.
  • Propane Tanks.