Do not place hazardous waste in your household trash or recycling containers. Hazardous and toxic materials should be dropped off at one of MMWA’s Household Hazardous Waste events.

Each year, Mid Michigan Waste Authority coordinates special drop-off days for household problem wastes, including paint, electronics, hazardous waste, and polystyrene foam. The program runs from May through September and is free to residents of Saginaw County, Bethany Township, Village of Breckenridge, and Wheeler Township. The events cannot accept waste from businesses, farms, schools, or non-profit organizations. Please call the MMWA office at (989) 781-9555 for dates and details or check under events for the latest information.

Materials accepted via the MMWA program include motor oil, gasoline, antifreeze, mercury, wiper fluid, kerosene, acids, aerosols, fluorescent bulbs, lawn and garden chemicals, glues and adhesives, lead-acid batteries, misc cleaners and chemicals, degreasers, metal cleaners, carbon monoxide detectors, and smoke detectors.