Health - Environmental Health Services

220 W Ellsworth St
Midland, MI 48640-5194

Ph: (989) 832-6679
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Household Hazardous Materials

Household hazardous materials (HHM) can lead to contamination of groundwater, surface water, well water, or other water sources when spilled on the ground, poured down the drain, or placed in trash containers. This is your opportunity to safely and properly dispose of most hazardous materials you may have in your home.


April 22, Earth Day

household hazardous + e-waste 

(tv, computer, phone, etc.) 

June 25

household hazardous + e-waste 

(tv, computer, phone, etc.)

Aug 21

household hazardous + e-waste

(tv, computer, phone, etc.)

Oct 14

household hazardous + e-waste

(tv, computer, phone, etc.)




You must have an appointment to participate in this program.

Please call (989) 832-6681 to make an appointment.

Leave your name, telephone number, and the best time to call.

We will return your call approximately 2 weeks prior to collection date to set up an appointment.

The following items are accepted at our HHM drop-off location:

  Garden Products

  • Bug sprays
  • Ant poisons
  • Insecticide powders
  • Fertilizers
  • Weed killers
  • Old gas/oil mixtures

  Cleaning Products

  • Drain cleaners
  • Floor waxes
  • Furniture polishes
  • Bleach & ammonia products
  • Oven cleaners
  • Solvents & degreasers

  Personal & Health Care

  • Hair sprays
  • Dyes
  • Shoe polish
  • Aerosols
  • Nail polishes & removers
  • Outdated & unused medications

   Paint Products

  • Paint thinner
  • Oil-based paints
  • Brush cleaners
  • Paint strippers
  • Spray cans
  • Lacquers & varnishes

  Automotive Products*

  • Spray paints
  • Auto polishes & waxes
  • Battery Acid
  • Antifreeze
  • Motor Oil
  • Transmission fluid


  • Household Batteries
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Old agricultural herbicides/insecticides


Items that are NOT accepted at our HHM drop-off location:

  • used auto batteries
  • gas cylinders
  • ammunition
  • radioactive materials
  • large quantities of material generated from a business operation

Other Disposal Options:

Latex paint cans may be dried out and left for your weekly pickup

Goodwill & Best Buy will accept TVs, VCRs, monitors, etc.

*AutoZone & O'Reilly Auto Parts will collect motor oil and transmission fluid


These collections are made possible by a grant from The Dow Chemical Company and a partnership between the Midland County Department of Public Health and the City of Midland

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 03:28 PM EDT