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Posted on: July 21, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Macomb County first hazardous waste collection since March 2020 planned

Macomb County first hazardous waste collection since March 2020 planned

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down many in-person governmental operations, Macomb County officials announced Tuesday the Health Department will host a household hazardous waste collection event from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, July 23.

Items will be collected off Dunham Road between North Rose and Elizabeth roads on the Macomb County Service Center Campus in Mount Clemens. The collection event marks the Health Department’s first collection event since March 2020 – just before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders.

“Like many public offerings that were put on-hold by the pandemic, this event represents yet another much-needed return to normalcy for county residents and county employees alike,” said Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel. “We’re delighted to make this event available to county residents, and look forward to helping make a difference for everyone who is able to participate.”

Hazardous waste items such as automotive products, lawn and garden chemicals, household cleaners and non-narcotic medications will be accepted free of charge. Materials that are not eligible for collection include electronic devices, latex paint, batteries, smoke detectors, syringes, and cooking oil. For more information, visit

“It is a great opportunity for people to safely get rid of potentially dangerous materials that may have accumulated over the past sixteen months, and secondly, these materials can pose risks to personal health and the environment that can result from improper storage and disposal,” said Andrew Cox, Director/Health Officer of the Macomb County Health Department.

“Health Department employees certainly have had their hands full during the pandemic. We’re delighted that this program is up and running again and that Macomb County residents can take advantage of this wonderful and important service provided by the county,” said Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller, adding it is important these items not end up in local waterways.

Since this program began in 1998, over 53,000 county participants have brought in approximately 3.4 million pounds of household hazardous waste to collection events hosted by the Macomb County Health Department.


PUBLISHED: July 20, 2021 at 4:33 p.m. | UPDATED: July 20, 2021 at 5:08 p.m

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