Final 2012 household hazardous waste collection set for Sept. 22

Residents of the 12 North Oakland Household Hazardous Waste (NO HAZ) communities have one last chance this year – Sept. 22 – to get rid of their household hazardous waste.
The event is at Wildwood of Orion Township, 2700 Joslyn Court, south of Civic Center Park and across from the soccer fields. The collection is from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
It is open to residents of Addison Township, Groveland Township, Lake Angelus, Lake Orion, Leonard, Oakland Township, Orion Township, Oxford, Oxford Township, Rochester, Rochester Hills and Waterford Township. Residents should bring ID with current address included in order to participate.
Items collected at the NO HAZ events include: household paints and stains, antifreeze, gasoline, kitchen and bath cleaners and polishes, mercury and mercury thermometers, aerosols, pesticides, herbicides and computer and electronic equipment. For a more comprehensive list of accepted materials, or for additional disposal information, visit the NO HAZ website at, or call the NO HAZ Hotline at 248-858-5656.
Residents of Waterford Township must obtain a voucher from the township hall before the collection event. The voucher can be purchased for $10 on the third floor of town hall at the Building Department counter, 5200 Civic Center Drive. Quantities are limited and are on a first come first served basis. Residents may call 248-674-6240 for additional details.
The following communities must pay $10 to participate: Addison Township, Groveland Township, Lake Orion, Leonard, Oakland Township, Orion Township and Rochester Hills. The fee will be collected at the site in exact cash or a check made payable to: Oakland County NO HAZ. Participants also must fill out a registration form that bills the remainder of the collection fee to their communities. The form is available at the site or online at, where it can be downloaded and filled out in advance.
Residents of Lake Angelus, Oxford Village, Oxford Township, Rochester and Waterford Township must obtain a voucher from their community offices IN ADVANCE. Residents of non-participating communities can pay $60 (cash or check made out to Oakland County NO HAZ) or contact their city, village or township office or visit their websites for disposal options.
NO HAZ is a consortium of nine Oakland County communities representing 12 local governments that offers residents a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of household hazardous waste.
Since the program began in 2003, residents of more than 23,000 households have disposed of more than 2.5 million pounds of hazardous materials, which have been recycled or disposed of properly.
The NO HAZ Consortium would like to thank Orion Township for hosting this collection event.