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Hazardous Waste

GFL cannot accept any hazardous chemicals that are considered flammable, corrosive, poisonous, radioactive, or otherwise dangerous.

Wayne County holds four hazardous waste disposal events each year.  There is no charge to dispose your hazardous waste at these events.  See below for information regarding these events:

Belleville HHW event 
- 4/6/2024 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please click here to view the event flyer.
Dearborn HHW event - 6/29/2024 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please click here to view the event flyer.
Westland HHW event - 8/31/2024 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please click here to view the event flyer.
Taylor HHW event - 10/19/2024 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please click here to view the event flyer.


Items that are accepted include:

  • Household paints, stains, dyes
  • Floor care items, furniture polish, bathroom cleaners
  • Lawn and garden chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers
  • Antifreeze, motor oil, gasoline
  • Automotive batteries, dry cell batteries, propane tanks
  • Old computers, printers, scanners, TV's, cell phones, fax machines
  • Mercury containing thermometers, thermostats and elemental mercury
  • Fluorescent light bulbs (standard and compact)
  • Smoke detectors, fire extinguishers
  • Pharmaceutical Waste (Non -controlled Substances only)
  • CRT televisions and monitors

Items that are not accepted include:

  • Commercial waste, industrial waste
  • Ammunition, explosives
  • 55-gallon drums
  • Radioactive materials
  • Unknown, unlabeled waste
  • Shock sensitive materials
  • Household trash
  • Appliances
In addition, there are other resources available for you to manage your waste materials:

  • You can download our "Wayne County Recycles" app from Google Play or the App store. It provides options for safe disposal on a wide variety of household hazardous waste and electronic waste items.
  • An online version of our application can be found on our website here. At the bottom of the page you will see the "Resource Recovery Guide" where you can type in the name of an item and receive safe disposal options.
  • Obtain a free recycling voucher available to Wayne County residents. See the section above for details on this new and innovative program for recycling household hazardous waste.
  • Our processing contractor, Environmental Recycling Group in Livonia, accepts residential drop off of HHW by appointment for a fee. You can call them at 734-437-9650.