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MMWA Household Special Waste Collection

Triple-Play Household Special Waste Drop-off Event June 22

Saginaw, MI ----- Mid Michigan Waste Authority announces a residential drop-off event to properly dispose and recycle three kinds of troublesome wastes: household chemicals, electronics and unwanted medications. The FREE one-stop recycling drop-off day is scheduled for Saturday, June 22 from 9 am to 1 pm at Arthur Hill High School, Malzahn Street parking lot, in Saginaw.

Many common products used in and around the home contain ingredients that can cause harm to humans and the environment. Most poisonings in young children involve everyday household items such as cleaning supplies, cosmetics and personal care items. The majority of pollution problems associated with landfills are caused by household special waste (HSW) that is trashed by residents. Protect the area’s health by properly disposing of unwanted household chemical products at this one-day event.

Residents are asked to handle HSW products with care when preparing them for transport to the drop-off event. Keep products in the original container and do NOT mix products together. Be sure all containers are tightly sealed, packed in a box in an upright position and placed in the trunk or on the floor of your vehicle. Never transport any leaking or open containers. Hardened paint is safe to dispose of with regular trash. Containers up to 5-gallons will be accepted and containers will not be returned.

Along with home chemicals, residents can drop-off unwanted computers, TVs, electronics and household electrical devices such as vacuums, fans and microwaves.

Items accepted at the recycling drop-off event include:

  • latex & oil-based paint
  • asphalt & roofing tar
  • TVs & VCR/DVD players
  • used motor oil
  • glues & adhesivesg
  • game systems
  • anti-freeze
  • lead-acid batteries
  • computers & laptops
  • gasoline
  • lead & mercury
  • anything that plugs into a computer
  • lawn & garden chemicals
  • fluorescent tubes
  • small household appliances
  • pool & hobby chemicals
  • smoke detectors
  • electric tools

In addition to home toxics and electronics, residents can safely dispose of unused, unwanted or expired medications, made possible with the cooperation of Saginaw County Sheriff’s Department. Providing this opportunity for residents is an effort to prevent prescription drug abuse and to keep trace drugs out of our lakes and streams. Waste water treatment plants cannot remove many of the compounds found in medications, so when flushed or put in a landfill, some compounds are released into surface and ground water and consumed by fish and wildlife.

Prescription and over-the-counter medications will be accepted. Please, no needles. Mark out personal information from the label and place all medications together in a separate bag from HSW items for drop-off on event day.

Keep your family safe and pollutants from impacting the environment by properly disposing of your toxic household products, electronics and medications. Mark your calendar for the MMWA Household Special Waste Recycling drop-off day on Saturday, June 22 from 9 am to 1 pm at Arthur Hill High School, Malzahn Street parking lot, in Saginaw.

The free event is open to residents of Saginaw County, Bethany Twp, Village of Breckenridge and Wheeler Twp only. Business wastes, explosives, ammunition, tires and asbestos will not be accepted. A complete list of acceptable items and additional program information is available on the MMWA website at or by calling 989-781-9555.

Mid Michigan Waste Authority is a government entity providing a comprehensive residential solid waste system to more than 72,000 households in 35 communities across the greater Saginaw Valley.


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