Household Hazardous Waste Day to be held Aug. 19

August 2, 2023

Household Hazardous Waste Day to be held Aug. 19

SCOTTVILLE — The annual Household Hazardous Waste Day will be held Saturday, Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mason County Road Commission, 510 E. State St.

The collection is open to county homeowners who wish to drop off household materials only. Hazardous waste will not be accepted from businesses except for pesticides. In this 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, large appliances, among others. For a full listing of materials accepted (and those that are not), go to www.mason-lakeconservation.org.

The event is made possible every year because of financial support from Mason, Oceana, and Manistee counties, townships and municipalities in the three-county area, as well as donations from supporting organizations and private donors. Donations are encouraged from participants at the event. A suggested donation of $15 per car/truck load will help generate the additional funds needed to support this year’s collection. The average car brings $84 worth of material for disposal.

Volunteers are welcome to help load electronics, sort batteries and direct traffic. To learn more about how to get involved as a volunteer or support the event as a sponsor, call (231) 757-3707 ext. 5.

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