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Department of Public Works

Household Hazardous Waste Program

Household hazardous waste is accepted year-round by appointment on weekdays at four centers around the county:


5068 Breton Rd SE
Kentwood, MI 49508

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2908 10 Mile Rd NE
Rockford, MI 49341

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Grand Rapids

1500 Scribner NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Wyoming *Now Open!

2350 Ivanrest Ave SW
Grandville, MI 49418

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Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment call (616) 336-2570 or Email us!

Household hazardous waste is also collected on certain Saturday dates, requiring no appointment scheduled periodically throughout the spring, summer and fall.

View the 2014 Hazardous Waste Saturday Collection Schedule »

What is Hazardous Waste?

A product is considered hazardous if it has one or more of the following properties:

We store hazardous products in drums in these divided sheds build specifically for hazardous materials. Each section safely stores corrosive products, poisons and flammable liquids. A fire suppression system is installed in each container in case a spark or chemical reaction causes a fire.

Materials that CAN be accepted

Automotive Products

  • Antifreeze
  • Gasoline and other fuel
  • Carburetor cleaner
  • Motor oil
  • Fuel Additive
  • Starter fluid
  • Transmission and brake fluid
  • Wax & Cleaner
  • Other automotive fluids

Cleaning Products

  • Bleach (laundry)
  • Degreaser & Spot Remover
  • Drain cleaner
  • Oven cleaner
  • Polish & Wax
  • Toilet & drain cleaner
  • Tub, tile, shower cleaner
  • Wood and metal cleaners and polish
  • Ammonia
  • Other household cleaners
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Indoor Pesticides

  • Insect spray
  • Flea repellent and shampoo
  • Houseplant fertilizer
  • Moth repellent
  • Mouse and rat poisons and baits
  • Other pesticides & fertilizers

Lawn & Garden Products

  • Fertilizer
  • Fungicide
  • Herbicide
  • Insecticide
  • Pesticide
  • Wood Preservative
  • Ant dust
  • Mosquito spray
  • Other lawn & garden products

Workshop /Painting Supplies

  • Oil-based paint & stain
  • Adhesive, caulking & glue
  • Deck, patio & chimney cleaner
  • Furniture stripper
  • Paint stripper and remover
  • Solvent cleaning fluid
  • Roof coating, sealant
  • Thinner and turpentine

Other Flammable Products

  • Diesel fuel
  • Gas/oil mix
  • Home heating oil (call to get details on size & quantity limits)
  • Kerosene
  • Lighter fluid
  • Propane tanks (small, non-refillable tanks only)
  • White gas
  • Other flammable products


Materials that CANNOT be accepted

HHW Reduction, Reuse, Recycle, and Disposal Options

The actions of reducing, reusing, recycling, and properly disposing - listed in order of EPA's preferred waste management hierarchy – are all important tools to safely manage hazardous waste.

The following suggestions can help reduce hazardous wastes in your home:

Contact Us

Department of Public Works

1500 Scribner NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

(616) 336-3694

(616) 336-3338


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