THE 9TH ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION/CLEAN SWEEP

  • Hart Dept. Public Works 1010 State St Hart, MI

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE & CLEAN SWEEP

Each year on the third Saturday in August, a Household Hazardous Waste Collection/Clean Sweep is held in conjunction with our two conservation districts to the north (Mason-Lake and Manistee). A variety of household hazardous materials such as cleaners, oil based paints, gas & oil mixtures, florescent light bulbs, and batteries may be dropped off for proper disposal or recycling. All agricultural or homeowner pesticides can also be disposed of through the Michigan Water Stewardship Clean Sweep Program at this time.

In partnership with the Oceana County Sheriff’s Department, any old or unused pharmaceuticals may also be disposed of at this event. This service is made possible through the Michigan Water Stewardship Clean Sweep Program, the Oceana Conservation District, the Household Hazardous Waste Committee, and by contributions from your county, townships, villages, and cities within your county. 

Acceptable Materials 

From Your House 

Aerosols
Batteries 
Bug sprays 
Cell phones 
Chlorine bleach 
Dry-cleaning solvents 
Dyes 
Electronics 
-computers/tvs/radios 
Fire extinguishers 
Floor care products 
Florescent light bulbs 

Ink cartridges 
Lighter fluid 
Medicines 
Mercury 
Metal polish 
Muriatic acid 
Oven cleaners 
Rust removers 
Sharps 
Silver polish 
Small appliances
Toilet cleaners  

From Your Garage

Antifreeze 
Brake fluid 
Car batteries 
Car wax 
Diesel fuel 
Engine cleaners 
Fuel oil 

Gasoline 
Grease 
Kerosene 
Motor oil 
Oil/gas mixes 
Oil filters 
Transmission fluid 

From Your Workshop 

Alcohols 
Creosote 
Glues/adhesives 
Epoxies 
Paint brush cleaners 
Polyurethane 
Turpentine 
Varnish/sealers 
Wood stain 

Paint Products 
• Oil-based paint 
• Lead-based paint 
• Car paint 
• Artist paint 
• Paint thinners 
• Paint strippers 
• Primer 

From Your Farm, Yard & Garden 

Algaecides 
Fertilizers 
Fungicides 
Herbicides 
Insecticides 

Insect killers/repellants 
Mouse/rat poison 
Pesticides 
Pool chemicals 
Weed killers 

PLEASE NOTE: All fluids must be in closed containers

**Unacceptable Materials**

Ammunition 
Explosives 
Household trash 
Latex paint 
Large appliances 

Infectious medical waste 
Radioactive materials 
Tires 
Styrofoam 
Waste from spills 

Who can use the program? 

This program is available to Oceana County residents. Household hazardous waste will not be accepted from businesses except for pesticides in which case farmers, greenhouses, nurseries, golf courses or other pesticide users can use this service. 

What’s new or different in 2015? 

We are accepting small appliances such as microwaves, small refrigerators, dehumidifiers, window air conditioners, but cannot accept any large appliances this year including refrigerators, stoves, and freezers. 

Which electronics will be accepted? 

Office and household electronics including TVs, DVD and CD players, VCRs, radios, phones, gaming systems, answering machines, fax machines, etc. Computers and computer accessories are also accepted including desk top and laptops, keyboards, modems, printers, scanners, and speakers. Check our website for a complete list! 

Is there a limit to how much I can bring? 

No, any acceptable hazardous waste from your household is welcome. Pre registration is required for amounts exceeding 200 pounds. Please call the Conservation District. 

Can I drop off materials before or after the event? 

No. Please drop off hazardous waste at collection sites only during scheduled hours. This is an annual event, held the 3rd Saturday of August. 

What’s the catch? 

There is no catch. Participation is free, although donations are accepted and appreciated.