Household Hazardous Waste & Pesticide Collection

2018 Household Hazardous Waste Event Dates: 

  • Thursday May 10 - 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday June 21 - 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday August 9 - 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Saturday September 29 - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm   
Hazardous Waste from a Household

  • Appointments are REQUIRED. Use the appointment tool below or call the RecycleSmart Hotline 231-941-5555. 
  • Grand Traverse County residents may dispose of 150 pounds of hazardous materials at no charge. A $1.30/pound fee will be charged for quantities greater than 150 pounds.

Hazardous Waste from a Business, Organization, School, etc. (Very Small Quantity Generators VSQGs)

An organization qualifies as a Very Small Quantity Generator (VSQG) IF:

  • No more than 220 pounds (or about 25 gallons) of hazardous waste is generated in a given calendar month AND
  • No more than 220 pounds of hazardous was is accumulated in a given month.

Additional information about VSQGs (formerly CESQGs) and 40CFR Part 260.15 can be found here:

Michigan Clean Sweep Program (Pesticides) 

The Michigan Clean Sweep Program helps protect the State's natural resources and prevent agriculture pollution by ensuring the safe and proper disposal of outdated, unused or unwanted pesticides in Michigan.

Grand Traverse County participates in the Clean Sweep Program and accepts pesticide products from all Michigan residents, agri-businesses, and farms without fee.
 
Clean Sweep is made possible by a strong and unique local, state, federal and industry relationship.

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Take It Back Directory

Go to the Take It Back Recycling Directory webpage for additional recycling location options and further information.