Hazardous Waste

Poisons, solvents, heavy metals, and other toxic products should never be poured down a drain or thrown into the trash. Instead, use up toxic products completely according to the label. These items will only be accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Receiving Facility at 2000 E. Ferry Street (near the I-75 and I-94 freeways). Individuals can call (313) 923-2240 to schedule a time to bring household hazardous materials (HHW) to the facility, which is open year round Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This facility is open to Detroit residents ONLY! There is no charge!

Residents can take these items to the HHW facility:
Household Batteries
Home Office Equipment
Electronics Car Equipment
(Batteries, brake fluid, fuel, kerosene, motor oil, filters, etc.)
Cleansers & Polishes
Fertilizers, Pesticides and Weed Killers
Home Repair Products (glues & caulk)
Mercury Thermometers
Paint Thinners, Solvents & Varnishes
Wood Preservatives
Fluorescent Light Bulbs

The facility will not accept:

Unknown or Unlabeled Wastes
Commercially Generated Wastes
Smoke Detectors
Radioactive Materials
Shock-sensitive Materials

In partnership with Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice, East Michigan Environmental Action Council, Ecology Center, Michigan Environmental Council, Rosedale Recycles, Sierra Club, and Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Receiving Facility
2000 E. Ferry
(near the I-75 and I-94 freeways)
(313) 923-2240 or (313) 876-0148

Call to schedule a time to bring materials.

If you have additional questions concerning recycling, call 311 or (313) 224-INFO