Household Hazardous Waste

MMWA’s 2017 household special waste program has concluded; drop-off days will return in spring 2018. Please hold onto all problem waste materials until then, as there are no other paint and hazardous waste disposal programs offered in Saginaw County. Next year’s schedule will be announced in mid-April 2018. Details will be posted on the website at that time, or you may call our office at (989) 781-9555 after April 15, 2018.

What is hazardous waste
and what should I do with it?

Household Hazardous Waste or HHW, refers to a wide variety of commonly generated household chemicals and other items that can be a problem to dispose of properly. HHW includes oil-based paint, paint thinner, motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, lawn and garden products, cleaning products, lead-acid batteries, mercury, pool and hobby chemicals, fluorescent bulbs, smoke detectors, acids, aerosols, etc.

Throwing these items into the trash can pose a health and safety risk to trash collection personnel as well as cause harm to our natural environment. Instead, please dispose of these materials through Mid Michigan Waste Authority’s Household Hazardous Waste program, held on several dates May through September at MMWA’s Community Resource Recovery Center, 2063 S Miller Rd, Saginaw.

MMWA’s 2017 household special waste program has concluded; drop-off days will return in the spring of 2018. Please hold onto your hazardous waste materials until that time as there are no other disposal programs in Saginaw County.


Next year’s schedule will be announced in mid-April 2018. Details will be posted on the website at that time, or you may call our office at (989) 781-9555.

When the program returns, it will again be offered to Saginaw County residents, along with MMWA member residents from Village of Breckenridge, Bethany Twp. and Wheeler Twp. Drop-off days are free of charge, and no appointment is necessary.