Saturday Hazardous Waste Events
About the Event
Mark your calendars, the Muskegon County Household Hazardous Waste Events will be the 4th Saturday of April and 3rd Saturday of October each year. The dates for 2019 are:
Saturday April 25, 2020Postponed until further notice due to the novel coronavirus pandemic Saturday October 17, 2020Postponed until further notice due to the novel coronavirus pandemic
The Household hazardous waste program will offer collection of household hazardous waste, along with electronics recycling, tire recycling, and confidential document shredding.
This collection event is free to Muskegon County residents and NO business waste is accepted. The collection will be closing promptly at 1 p.m. so please come early. Cars in the lot at 1 p.m. will be serviced, however after that time the lot will be closed to further traffic.
Email Greg Leverence or call at 231-724-6001 with further questions.
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Saturday Collection Hours:4th Saturday in April & 3rd Saturday in October
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
The collection will be closing promptly at 1 p.m. so please come early. Cars in the lot at 1 p.m. will be serviced, however after that time the lot will be closed to further traffic.
Muskegon County HHW Saturday Collection Location:
Household Hazardous Waste Site
The expanded materials that are accepted are for the above referenced Saturday collection events only and will not be accepted during the regular hours of the household hazardous waste collection events held the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month, May through October. The following is a list of acceptable materials at the above referenced Saturday collection events:
- Tires no larger than 34 inches in diameter with or without rims
- Electronics, which includes computers, peripherals, TVs and other devices
- Confidential Documents, Personal documents will be shredded on-site
- Household Hazardous Wastes which include:
- Aerosol cans with hazardous product or paint in can (no empty cans)
- All batteries accepted at this event
- Fluorescent light bulbs including compact fluorescent bulbs
- Oil based paint products
- Petroleum products
- Other products with prior approval
Recycling Used Oil is preferred over disposal as HHW. Used oil can be recycled, free of charge, at any AutoZone location among other outlets. Click here for a complete list of Used Oil recycling options in Muskegon County.
Lead Acid Batteries
LEAD ACID BATTERIES (i.e. car/boat batteries) are accepted at this event, but they can also be recycled at most recycling centers and auto parts stores. Click here for additional information on battery recycling.
Latex Paint is not accepted. The best way to dispose of paint is to use it up or recycle it! If you're purchasing paint for a project, consider the area you have to cover and use a paint calculator to ensure you're not buying too much.
If you have leftover (never-frozen) latex paint that you wish to recycle, you can bring it to the Muskegon County Habitat for Humanity ReStore Locations or to Port City Paints or RepcoLite Paints, Inc.
As a last resort, if you cannot find a use or recycling outlet for old leftover latex paint, it may be disposed of with your household trash as long as it is dried or solidified by adding kitty litter, (or other drying media) and leaving it open to dry in a well-ventilated area, away from children and animals.