Waste Collection Program
County Health Department (SCHD) entered into a
partnership with the City of Owosso, Mid-county
Caledonia Charter Township, Owosso Charter Township,
Shiawassee Township, Friends of the Shiawassee River,
Shiawassee Conservation District, Michigan State
University Extension Service and Waste Management -
Venice Park Recycling to develop a household hazardous
waste collection program for Shiawassee County
Grant money was received from the Michigan Department of
Environmental Quality to pay for the construction of a
permanent facility, disposal costs, and operation costs
for 2 years.
Thereafter the program was to be self-sustained for at
least an additional 8 years through countywide support.
What is Household Hazardous Waste?
Hazardous Waste (HHW) is any household item that
contains TOXIC, FLAMMABLE, CORROSIVE, or REACTIVE
Shiawassee County’s population has the potential to
produce over 500,000 pounds of unregulated household
hazardous waste annually.
Most of our HHW is stored in our homes, dumped in
our backyards, and poured into our septic systems.
On occasion HHW finds its way into our drains and
program will serve to protect our environment and our
community from these harmful materials.
So far in
Shiawassee County, HHW collections have received
159,576 lbs. of hazardous waste
that has been recycled, reused or processed in an
environmentally friendly manner.
When will collections be held?
Collections will be held at least
once per year
The next collection will be held: October
24, 2015 between 8 am – noon (or earlier if trailer
reaches weight capacity.)
the collection be held?
The location of the collection will be just north of
VG’s Grocery Store on Chippewa Trail near the Owosso
Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Any Shiawassee County resident can participate at
Proof of residency such as a driver’s license
will be required.
What will be accepted?
materials will be accepted
Oil-based paints and varnishes
Pesticides and weed killers
Transmission fluid and
Metallic mercury (thermometers and
Lead (found in shot and sinkers)
What will NOT be accepted?
materials will be accepted but not materials used for
commercial purposes at industrial establishments,
including schools, farms, and businesses. The
following materials will NOT be accepted:
Used motor oil
Recyclables normally accepted at local
recycling drop-off centers
Handling and Transportation of Materials
Please put closed containers in boxes
and place them in the trunk of your car.
Do not mix materials.
Do not carry boxes or containers in your lap.
Staff will remove the material from your trunk
when you arrive at the facility.
You will not even need to leave your car.
Licensed haulers will be contracted to transport
the material to be recycled, reused, or disposed of in
an environmentally friendly manner.
How can I find out more information?
information call the Shiawassee County Health Department