HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM
August 18: 9am-2pm
Hart Department of Public Works
1010 State St, Hart, MI
Each year on the third Saturday in August, Oceana Conservation District hosts a Household Hazardous Waste Collection at the Hart Department of Public Works. This program helps protect the state's natural resources and prevents pollution by ensuring safe disposal of hazardous waste.
FROM YOUR HOUSE
Floor care products
Florescent light bulbs
FROM YOUR GARAGE
• Oil-based paint
• Lead-based paint
• Car paint
• Paint thinners
• Paint strippers
• NO LATEX PAINT ACCEPTED
FROM YOUR WORKSHOP
Paint brush cleaners
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.
Which appliances will be accepted?
We accept small appliances such as microwaves, small refrigerators, dehumidifiers, and window air conditioners. There is a $15 fee for items containing Freon. We do not accept any large appliances including full-size refrigerators, stoves, and freezers.
Which electronics will be accepted?
TVs, DVD and CD players, VCRs, radios, phones, gaming systems, answering machines, fax machines, etc. Computers and computer accessories are also accepted including desktops and laptops, keyboards, modems, printers, scanners, and speakers.
Is there a limit to how much I can bring?
Pre registration is required for amounts exceeding 200 pounds. Please call the Conservation District at (231) 861-5600.
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.
Why don't you collect latex paint? What should I do with it?
Latex paint is not considered to be a hazardous waste and because we pay by the pound for the waste we collect, the HHW committee uses its limited funds for payment of more hazardous waste. You can dispose of your old paint cans in your garbage if paint is dried up. Paint cans with small amounts of paint will dry up if lids are removed. You can add sawdust, shredded paper or cat litter to help dry out cans with larger quantities. Consider donating cans of paint that are full or nearly full to Habitat for Humanity or similar organization.
Is there a fee on collection day?
Donations are accepted to help cover the $50,000 it takes to host the event in three counties. Suggested minimum donation of $5 is appreciated!