Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste

Welcome to Livingston County’s Household Hazardous Waste page! Here you will learn about programs like Collection Events, when and where events are held, and the types of items we accept and do not accept.  You can also find out about less toxic alternatives and how you can help us reduce waste in Livingston County.  Just click the links for the information you need.
This valuable public program is supported by the Livingston County Board of Commissioners and the Livingston County Drain Commissioner’s office and staff.  With additional support and cooperation from the townships, we are able to offer battery collection sites, notification of events, and participation from staff and volunteers.  


The best way for you to reduce hazardous waste is to buy only what you can use and use up what you buy.  If you have product left over, see if someone you know can use it.  You can also try to use Alternative cleaning and pesticides products.

Helpful information on disposing or recycling of everyday items, can be found in our LIVINGSTON COUNTY GUIDE TO REUSE, REDUCE, RECYCLE AND SAFE DISPOSAL.  Many of the following links are taken from that guide.

How Do I recycle……

  1. Motor Oil?
  2. Got Paint?
  3. Batteries?
  4. Large Items?
  5. Sharps/Needles?
  6. Prescription Medications - Big Red Barrels
  7. TVs, Computers, Electronics - Due to rising costs, the Livingston County Solid Waste Program will not be offering electronics collections at this time.  However, Recycle Livingston will take electronics for a fee.  Also check other locations listed in our guide.


The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events are free to Livingston County RESIDENTS.  However, donations are accepted at collection events to offset the costs to the County of hazardous waste removal by a vendor.  As always, in order to participate in a Household Hazardous Waste Collection, an appointment must be made in advance for one of the scheduled events.  Making an appointment assists staff in facilitating traffic, and allows time for safe removal of waste from participants' vehicles.  We thank you for your cooperation, and we appreciate your support and participation in these valuable events.

Typically there are only three (3) events offered each year, one each in the Spring, Summer and Fall.  Calls for required appointment times are accepted beginning in April.  Click here for information on HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR HHW?

Need Directions for the Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Sites?
PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF ITEMS except on appointed days and times. All household hazardous waste is collected and removed by a vendor only on the collection days.  We do not have facilities to store hazardous waste items.
 Howell location - 418 S. Highlander Way, Howell, 48843 in the parking lot of the Animal Control Dept.
 GreenOak/Brighton - in the vacant lot on the northwest corner of Alan Dr. and Grand River, directly west of the Green Oak Fire Hall at 11411 Grand River, Brighton 48116.