DISPOSING OF HAZARDOUS WASTE AND OTHER MATERIALS

Highland Township offers free Hazardous Waste disposal every 18 months. The next Household Hazardous Waste Day is October 2018 from 8 am until Noon. Date to be determined.

NOTE THE LOCATION HAS CHANGED AND WILL BE HELD IN THE PARKING LOT AT MILFORD HIGH.

Click Here for a list of what you can dispose of.

 

If you have items that cannot wait for the Township event you can visit one of the 4 events set up through Oakland County. There is a $50 charge that must be paid for with exact cash amount or a check made out to Oakland County No Haz. The last event was in October 2017. There are no dates set for 2018 at this time.

 

Hazardous Waste- these companies accept most household hazardous waste materials.

EGR  13040 Merriman Rd Livonia (734)459-3800 cost for disposal is 0.75$ per pound. One (1) gallon of liquid weights approximately 8 pounds. They also accept gasoline.

Progressive Transportation 248-887-4892 will haul away your hazardous waste, appliances, furniture, scrap & debris, tires, batteries and junk cars

Landfills-

Superior Sanitation 7350 Rushton Rd, Brighton MI 810-227-1298 

Citizens Disposal 2361 W Grand Bland Rd Grand Blanc Twp. 810-655-4207

Arbor Hills/Advanced Disposal 10690 6 Mile Rd, Northville -248-349-7230 

Oakland Heights 2350 Brown Rd, Auburn Hills- 248-373-2334

Eagle Valley- 600 W Silver Bell Rd, Orion- 248-391-0990

 

Recycling and Paper Shredding-  Royal Oak Recycling in White Lake is no longer open

General Mill Supply Co. 50690 General Mill Dr Wixom MI 248-668-0800 Click Here to visit their website.

 

Oakland County Sheriff Department shredding link www.oakgov.com/sheriff/Pages/community_services/doc_shred.aspx

 

Iron Mountain- Partners with FedEx and offers document shredding for 0.99 cents per pound. Click here for locations.

Iron Mountain also Partners with Staples the UPS Store click here for locations

 

Appliances- Items can be put at the curbside for pick-up. Important please remove the doors from refrigerators! 

You can recycle your old working refrigerator or freezer today and DTE Energy will mail you a check for $40! Call DTE Energy at 866.796.0512 to schedule a pick up.

 

Best Buy recycles many household items. Please see their website for more information.

 

Batteries (Car)

Progressive Transportation 248-887-4892 Will pick up your batteries for free. Call for a free pickup!

Batteries (Car) –

NAPA Auto Parts
720 West Highland Road (next to the Save A Lot)
Highland Township, MI 48357
(248) 904-0904

Batteries (All) -

Home Depot (any location) only rechargeable batteries

Discount Battery (recycles most batteries) 248-714-6333 1230 S. Milford Rd, Highland

 

Building Materials

Progressive Transportation 248-887-4892

Habitat for Humanity ReStores in Brighton is looking for many different types of building materials and appliances.
For more details visit their website  or call 810-220-9986 ext 10.

Michigan Recycled Materials Market Directory listings

 

Asphalt Shingles-

Ideal Recycling Inc in Southfield (248)396-2240

Crutchall Resource Recycling Flint (606)241-5553


Bee Removal-
Swarming Bee Removal- Bob Parks 248-979-6808

 

Concrete-

Novi Crushed Concrete 248-305-6002 will take concrete for free, they will also take bricks for free but please call before you take your bricks as they don't always accept them.

GBM Recycled Concrete- 810-522-6474 They have 2 locations one in Brighton on Kensington Rd and one in Howell on Chilson

 

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs)-

Home Depot (any location)

  

Computers-

Freedom Works (248) 887-7597 - a non profit organization

JD Beavers (248) 437-0094- they pay you for the scrap which in many cases will cover your cost for their fees 

 

Compost-

Tuthill Farms & Composting

10505 Tuthill

South Lyon, MI

734-449-8100

Gary Johnston Farms

5292 Center Rd.

Linden, MI 48451

517-546-6271

 

Deceased Animal Removal -

Respectful Removal - Gary at 248-820-2208

Electronics

Best Buy 

JD Beavers (248) 437-0094- they pay you for the scrap which in many cases will cover your cost for their fees 

 

Motor Oil-

O'Reilly's- 2725 E Highland 248-714-0463 will take most used fluids, they do not take anti-freeze or gasoline. They also recycle motor vehicle batteries.

 

Latex Paint Only

Remove the lid add kitty litter or sawdust to absorb the liquid. After the paint is absorbed dump the kitty litter or sawdust, into a regular trash bag and place into garbage. Place the empty paint can with the lid removed for pick up with the regular trash.

 

BBQ Propane Tanks

Many landfills, recycling centers, and scrap metal dealers cannot recycle unwanted tanks because of the residual propane inside. However, most propane exchange companies, including Blue Rhino, will take them and recycle them at no cost to you. Simply leave your empty beside a propane exchange display. To find a Blue Rhino location near you, click here or call 800.258.7466.

Have unwanted 20 lb propane tanks? Tanks are not generally acceptable for standard trash disposal and movers will not take them, so what can you do? Just contact the local AmeriGas office nearest you to safely dispose of your propane tanks. There is no fee for this service.

 

RV Waste

Are you planning to take a vacation in a recreational vehicle (RV)? There are many things to take into consideration in regard to your RV. Did you know that it is illegal to dump sewage into a storm drain? The sewage would end up in our lakes and rivers and contaminate groundwater and the water we drink. We would like RV owners to enjoy the environment while they are vacationing and leave it in an excellent condition for their next visit. So for your convenience, we have provided locations for legal and approved sewage disposal. Please call the facility you are interested in to verify the hours of operation and the disposal fees. 

 

We would like you to protect the environment while you enjoy it! Make sure to dispose of your waste properly.

 

The following facilities accept recreational vehicle waste:

 

      - SE Oakland County - 29132 Stephenson Highway, Madison Heights. FREE!

 

                                          (248) 544-4694

 

                                          Open 7:30-3:30 Monday-Friday (Except when raining)

 

         - A&S RV Center Inc. - 2375 Opdyke, Auburn Hills. $7.00 per load.

 

                                          (248) 373-5811

 

                                          Please call for hours.

 

      - Detroit Wastewater Treatment Plant - 9300 West Jefferson, Detroit

 

When out of the area, please find a proper disposal facility. Visit the RV Dumps Station website for more details. 

 

  

 

 If you do not find a place that suits your needs please contact the Highland Township Office at 248-887-3791 ext. 3.