Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
West Bloomfield is proud to offer its residents two (2) annual Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Events during the Spring & Fall of each calendar year. The events allow the community a legal and cost-free way to dispose of unwanted household chemicals that cannot be disposed of in the regular curbside collection. 


The Planning & Development Services Department along with our crew of “Astounding Volunteers” which included Supervisor Steve Kaplan, Township Clerk Debbie Binder, Township Treasurer Teri Weingarden, Trustees Jonathan Warshay & Diane Rosenfeld-Swimmer, Tricia Belcher, Alex Kozlowski, Linda & Jim Furman, Patricia Lake & Andrew, Laura Hartman, Jason Rosell, Michelle Gartland, Stacey Folbe, Ed Kohl,  Alice Stoddard, Julie Pulzar, Marya & Bre Duncan, Nowak & Fraus,  Sgt. Steve Tratechaud, Sgt Todd Metcalf and members of the West Bloomfield Police Department hosted a safe & successful HHW Event September 25th & 26th.

Our Event Total for Fall  2020 is 2,611!! Just to let you know how amazing that is, Fall 2019 was 1359!!  It seems that a lot of people cleaned and organized while under quarantine. Thanks to Parks and Recreation, we were able to pick-up from 26 shut-ins.  We had 1196 join us on Friday and an additional 1389 attending Saturday. Our residents deserve a shout out for their partnership in recycling.                                                  

We cannot express our gratitude enough to all the volunteers, the Police Department, Us Ecology, Parks and Recreation, GFL USA, Shenandoah and all our participants for all of their hard work as well as keeping things organized and SAFE!   

Dates for our 2021 event should be finalized by the end of the year.

Amy Neary, Kathy Sederlund & John Roda, event coordinators

  • Click here for a list of acceptable items
  • No business or commercial waste or shredding


To participate in this free community event, you must be a West Bloomfield, Orchard Lake or Sylvan Lake resident. 

What is Hazardous Waste?
  • Products containing toxic chemicals like cleaning products, solvents, pesticides, oil-based paints and weed killer. 
  • Batteries,  Light bulbs, fire extinguishers & smoke alarms.
  • Expired Medication
Why shouldn't Hazardous Waste be disposed of with your trash or flushed down the toilet or sink?
  • These products can be a threat to living beings
  • These products can pollute the air, water and soil
How to Identify Hazardous Waste.
  • Look for key words on containers such as "Danger", "Caution", "Poison", "Flammable", "Corrosive" or "Use in Well Ventilated Area".
How to pack your vehicle properly for the event
2020 Event Flyer
For more information, contact Kathy Sederlund | (248) 451-4819 or the Planning & Development Services Department directly | (248) 451-4818
HHW Hotline opens approximately three (3) weeks prior to each event | (248) 451-4834 |