Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day set for Aug. 19

August 2, 2023

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day set for Aug. 19

HART — This is an annual call to clean out your basement and garage and look for old, unused, or mystery products that require safe disposal. Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hart Department of Public Works building, located at 1010 State St.

The collection is open to county residents who wish to drop off household materials only. Hazardous waste will not be accepted from businesses except for pesticides in which case pesticide users such as agribusinesses, greenhouses and golf courses can use this service.

Accepted materials include: used motor oil, automotive fluids, cleaners, adhesives, pool chemicals, pesticides, oil-based paints, varnish, electronics, medications and more. Small appliances such as mini fridges, dehumidifiers and air conditioners containing freon will be accepted for a mandatory fee. Materials are reused, recycled or safely disposed of by certified contractors ensuring that the waste stays out of our local soil and water.

Items that are NOT accepted include: tires, Styrofoam, latex paint and large appliances, among others. For a full listing of materials accepted (and those that are not), go to www.OceanaConservation.org or visit your local township office and request a brochure.

The event is made possible every year thanks to financial support from Oceana, Mason and Manistee counties, townships and municipalities in the three-county area, as well as donations from supporting organizations and private donors. Donations at the time of drop-off are encouraged. A suggested donation of $15 per car/truck load will help generate the additional funds needed to support this year’s collection.

Volunteers are welcome to help load electronics and sort batteries. If you’d like to learn more about how to get involved as a volunteer or support the event as a sponsor, call (231) 861-5600.

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