Oakland Co Announces Hazardous Waste Collection Dates

Pontiac, MI - NoHaz, Oakland County's consortium of 17 communities that provide residents with a safe, reliable and environmentally responsible way to dispose of household hazardous waste, has scheduled four collection events from April through September.

The dates will give Oakland County residents convenient opportunities to dispose of everything from outdated computers to pesticides.

All 2022 NoHaz collection events run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following Saturdays:

  • April 30, Oakland County Service Center Campus, 1200 North Telegraph Rd., Pontiac
  • June 4, Oxford Middle School, 1420 Lakeville Rd., Oxford
  • July 23, Kensington Church, 4640 South Lapeer Rd., Orion Township
  • September 24, Oakland County Service Center Campus, 1200 North Telegraph Rd., Pontiac

NoHaz is comprised of the following communities: Addison, Brandon, Groveland, Independence, Oakland, Orion, Oxford, Springfield, Rose, and Waterford townships; the village of Oxford, and the cities of Lake Angelus, Lake Orion, Leonard, Ortonville, Pontiac, and Rochester.

Residents of the 17 NoHaz communities may dispose of their household hazardous waste free of charge, or for a nominal $10 or $15 fee, depending on the community. Oakland County residents who do not reside in a NoHaz community may dispose of approved materials at any collection event for a $75 fee. They may also contact their city, village or township for information on other waste-disposal programs.

"In the past 19 years, thousands of Oakland County residents have embraced the NoHaz program to responsibly dispose of hazardous household waste," said Oakland County Executive David Coulter. "I encourage our residents to take advantage of these great opportunities to properly dispose of potentially harmful waste."

NoHaz also sponsors a poster contest to educate and engage fourth- and fifth-grade students about the importance of recycling and proper disposal of household hazardous waste.

The 2022 poster contest winners are:

  • First place – Adelaide, whose last name her parents asked not to share, fifth grade, Bailey Lake Elementary School, Clarkston Community Schools
  • Second place – Raegan McGowan, fourth grade, Our Lady of the Lakes School, Waterford Township
  • Third place – Layla Hall, fourth grade, Harvey Swanson Elementary School, Brandon School District

The winners each receive a certificate and gift card, and their artwork will be featured on the 2022 NoHaz posters. Their teachers will receive a gift card for classroom supplies.

Last year, more than 4,400 residents loaded up their vehicles, drove to collection events and dropped off more than 650,000 pounds of household hazardous waste.

For more information on NoHaz and disposing of household hazardous waste responsibly, click here.

The NoHaz Consortium is a group of communities that provide residents a safe, reliable and environmentally responsible way to dispose of household hazardous waste. The program is only for residential use. No business, institution, or contractor waste is accepted. Collection events are coordinated and administered by the Planning Division of the Oakland County Department of Economic Development. The Planning Division makes arrangements for the safe and responsible disposal of the materials received.

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