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.
From Your House
Floor care products
Florescent light bulbs
From Your Garage
From Your Workshop
Paint brush cleaners
• Oil-based paint
• Lead-based paint
• Car paint
• Artist paint
• Paint thinners
• Paint strippers
From Your Farm, Yard & Garden
PLEASE NOTE: All fluids must be in closed containers
Infectious medical waste
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.