Frequently Asked Questions
What is the guide to reuse, reduce, recycle and safe disposal? Can I print a copy?
How do I get rid of household hazardous waste (HHW)?
The schedule for our Household Hazardous Waste Collections is usually set by April 1st of each year. Traditionally, we host three collections – one each in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. You must have an appointment to participate in these free events. Information on the events and how to make a required appointment is available on the HHW page.
How do I get rid of paints?
If the label says to use turpentine or thinner for clean up, the paint is oil-based. Oil-based paints and aerosol paints can be recycled through one of our Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off events or a through an HHW vendor.
How do I get rid of batteries?
How do I get rid of sharps/injectables?
St. Joseph Mercy Pharmacy may also take your sharps. Please call first at (517) 545-6666.