Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Materials

Household hazardous materials (HHM) can lead to contamination of groundwater, surface water, well water, or other water sources when spilled on the ground, poured down the drain, or placed in trash containers. This is your opportunity to safely and properly dispose of most hazardous materials you may have in your home.

You must have an appointment to participate in this program.  Please use our appointment scheduler to reserve your appointment for one of the listed dates.  See list of acceptable materials below.

Please take your materials to the Midland City Landfill, 4311 E. Ashman (East of Waldo Road).

If you have questions please call 989-832-6681; leave your name and number and we'll return your call.


Items that are NOT accepted at our HHM drop-off location:

  • all medications - may be dropped off at the Law Enforcement Center or at Dump Your Drugs scheduled days
  • used auto batteries
  • motor oil
  • gas cylinders
  • ammunition
  • radioactive materials
  • large quantities of material generated from a business operation

Other Disposal Options:

Latex paint (water is listed as an ingredient or soap and water for brush cleaning will be listed) should be dried out by placing cat litter, sand or crumpled newspaper in can; when dry, place at curb with your weekly pickup.

Midland Recyclers accepts household batteries and E-Waste year round (computer monitors & accessories, cell phones, small appliances, electric power tools, flat screen tv's only--no projection or tube type tv's); call 631-1668.

AutoZone, Quality Transmission & Auto Repair, & O'Reilly Auto Parts accept motor oil, transmission fluid and hydraulic fluid.

These collections are made possible by a partnership between the City of Midland and the Midland County Department of Public Health.

Garden Products
  • Bug sprays
  • Ant poisons
  • Insecticide powders
  • Fertilizers
  • Weed killers
  • Old gas/oil mixtures
Paint Products
  • Paint thinner
  • Oil-based paints
  • Brush cleaners
  • Paint strippers
  • Spray cans
  • Lacquers & varnishes
Cleaning Products
  • Drain cleaners
  • Floor waxes
  • Furniture polishes
  • Bleach & ammonia products
  • Oven cleaners
  • Solvents & degreasers
Automotive Products*
  • Spray paints
  • Auto polishes & waxes
  • Battery Acid
  • Antifreeze
  • Transmission fluid
Personal & Health Care
  • Hair sprays
  • Dyes
  • Shoe polish
  • Aerosols
  • Nail polishes & removers
  • Household batteries
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Old agricultural herbicides/insecticides
Schedule Drop-off Appointment

2022 Collection Schedule

Thursday, April 21

Wednesday, June 15

Tuesday, August 16

Wednesday, October 12


Contact Us

Environmental Health Services

220 W. Ellsworth Street
Midland, MI 48640



Monday - Friday 
8:00am - 12:00 noon
1:00pm - 5:00pm
closed weekends and holidays