Manistee County Administration, Manistee, Michigan
Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Household Hazardous Waste E-mail

Clean Sweep (Pesticides) & Household Hazardous Waste, Electronics and Unwanted Medications Collection Day

2016 Collection Information:
Manistee County Road Commission - 8946 Chippewa Hwy, Bear Lake MI 49614
Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Household Hazardous Waste, also referred to as HHW, are materials that, if disposed of incorrectly, can cause environmental damage by contaminating ground and surface waters, threatening human health and wildlife.

Many common products used in the home, yard and for hobbies are considered HHW.  Read the label and look for these signal words:

  • Biohazard
  • Caution
  • Corrosive
    • Danger
    • Flammable
    • Reactive
    • Poison
    • Toxic
    • Warning

Never pour HHW down the kitchen sink, toilets, storm drains or directly on the ground. Many types of household hazardous wastes have the potential to cause injury to children, pets and sanitation workers,contaminate septic tanks or waste water treatment systems and impact the quality of streams, rivers and lakes.

It is always best to avoid the use of toxic products however, when it is necessary, follow these tips:

  • Only buy the amount necessary for the task
  • Use the product completely or give the remainder to family or friends to use up
  • If you have products you no longer want, take it to the HHW Collection Day
  • Empty containers can be disposed of with normal household trash

Download the 2016 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Informational Flier
(2016 flier not yet available)


All fluids must be in a closed container. Do not mix products together.

Before transporting, place products in vehicle away from passengers, place any leaking containers in a clear plastic bag or leak proof container, secure all containers so they cannot slide or spill.

Automotive Batteries, Products and Fuels

Motor oil accepted in 5 gallon containers or smaller. Containers will not be returned.



Paint Products - no latex paint

Latex paint is safe to dispose of with regular trash however, it cannot be in a liquid form and must be completely dried up.  Dry paint by removing lid and adding cat litter, sawdust or shredded paper to paint.

Yard, Garden & Pool Chemicals

Unwanted Medications

Bring in the original container. Mark out or remove personal information.


Computers, printers, microwaves, game systems, cell phones, etc.


  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Household batteries
  • Inkjet cartridges
  • Lighter fluid
  • Mercury (elemental)
  • Mercury thermometers & thermostats
  • Moth balls
  • Nail polish remover


Ammunition or Explosives - Call the Sheriff Department for disposal, 231- 723-8393

Fire Extinguishers - Call the Conservation District for information, 231-889-4761

Tires - Call the Conservation District for information, 231-889-4761



Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2015 13:58