A collection event for household hazardous waste has been scheduled for Friday, July 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will be held on Macdonald Street behind the Lake Linden Village Park. A complete list of items that will and will not be accepted is included below. The event is only for Houghton County residential flood victims. Residents are encouraged to separate things like paint, automotive fluids, cleaning fluids, etc. from other flood debris and set them aside to bring to the collection event.
- When: Friday, July 6, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Where: Macdonald Street behind the Lake Linden Village Park
There is no cost for Houghton County resident flooding victims. Businesses, schools, institutions, commercial farmers and non-Houghton County residents are not eligible to participate.
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- Antifreeze/motor oil/automotive fluids
- Solvents/flammable/oil-based paint
- Latex paint
- Corrosives (acids / bases)
- Miscellaneous cleaners and toxics
- Mercury (liquid and devices)
- Batteries (mixed household)
- Medical Sharps (must arrive in rigid container)
- Fluorescent lamps
- PCB electrical equipment
- Fire extinguishers
- Propane cylinders
- Smoke detectors
- Non-controlled substance pharmaceuticals and over the counter medications
Items not accepted:
- Construction materials/debris
- Radioactive materials (other than smoke detectors)
- Shock-sensitive materials
- Standard household trash
- Yard waste
- Do not mix waste materials.
- Place material with damaged containers in a secondary container that is closed to prevent release/exposure during transport and collection.
- Ensure labels are visible and secondary containers are marked.
- Keep “like” containers together.
- Place containers in a lined box or plastic container to keep materials upright during transport.
- Containers larger than a 5-gallon bucket require special approval.