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October 13, 2022

TAYLOR, MI- Wayne County will host its last quarterly large scale household hazardous waste (HHW) collection effort of 2022 at Wayne County Community College Downriver Campus in Taylor on October15th.

"It is so important that Wayne County be an environmentally friendly community, and my administration is whole-heartedly committed to making this happen. Our upcoming Household Hazardous Waste event, which will take place on October 15 at Wayne County Community College in Taylor, is just one example of what we are doing to promote the importance of taking care of our environment and enhancing our quality of life," said Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans. "What's great about these events is that they provide Wayne County residents with the opportunity to safely dispose and recycle hazardous materials from their homes. I would also encourage our residents to take advantage of our free recycling voucher program."

Hosted by the Department on Public Services' Environmental Services, the collection events are opportunities for the community to safely dispose of items such as batteries, computers, smoke detectors, bathroom cleaners, garden chemicals, thermometers, motor oil, and more. Wayne County's free recycling vouchers that allow residents to dispose and recycle their household hazardous waste five days a week will also be available.

The waste collection will be held on the following date and location:

Saturday, October 15 from 8am-1pm- Wayne County Community College 21000 Northline Road Taylor, MI 48180

"We started our Household Hazardous Waste Collections to help preserve valuable landfill space and protect our water quality by disposing many hazardous items in a more environmentally friendly way," said Patrick Cullen, Director of Environmental Services for Wayne County. "With that in mind, there are still some items that even we can't accept. To learn more about how to properly dispose of those items, please contact a Wayne County Resource Recovery Coordinator at 734-326-3936."

The following items will not be accepted:

Commercial waste

Industrial waste

Radioactive material



Household trash


Microwaves or other appliances


Yard waste

Roofing shingles


To request your free recycling voucher call 734-326-5708 or email [email protected]

For more information on The Department of Public Services visit


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