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Northern Oakland County Hazardous Waste Collection & Disposal

NOHAZ is an amazing program that helps residents within Oakland County dispose of items and materials that their normal curbside recycling won't take. It's the safe, responsible and environmentally friendly way to get rid of hazardous household waste. Some communities charge residents to use this service, so be sure to check with your local office for details.

For residents of:
 Addison Township, Brandon Township, Groveland Township, Independence Township, Lake Angelus, Lake Orion, Leonard, Oakland Township, Orion Township, Ortonville, Oxford, Oxford Township, Pontiac, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Rose Township, Springfield Township and Waterford Township.

Please note: if you are not a member of one of these communities, you still may be able to participate for a fee.


2023 NOHAZ Event Dates:

  • Saturday, April 29 (details)
    Pine Knob Music Theatre
    33 Bob Seger Drive, Clarkston
  • Saturday, June 3 (details)
    Oxford Middle School 
    1420 Lakeville Road, Oxford 
    From M24/Lapeer Road, travel east on Burdick Street 
  • Saturday, July 22 (details)
    Kensington Church
    4640 S, Lapeer Road, Orion Township 
  • Saturday, September 16 (details)
    Oakland County Service Center Campus
    1200 N. Telegraph Road, Pontiac
    Follow signs once on campus

Accepted materials:


  • Ammonia cleaners
  • Air fresheners
  • Artist paints
  • Bleach
  • Brass, copper and silver polish
  • Chlorine cleaners
  • Old holiday decorations:  artificial snow, glass frosting, Christmas bubble lights
  • Drain cleaner
  • Household batteries: mercury, lithium, nickel cadmium, lead, silver oxide
  • Nail polish and nail polish remover
  • Mothballs
  • Silica
  • Shoe polish
  • Stain removers
  • Tub and tile cleaners
  • Upholstery and carpet cleaner
  • Water repellents


  • Antifreeze
  • Automotive Batteries
  • Brake fluid
  • Carburetor cleaner
  • Car polish and wax
  • Engine de-greasers
  • Gasoline
  • Motor Oil
  • Starter fluid
  • Transmission fluid
  • Oil filters

Computer & Electronic items

  • T.V.'s - no console
  • Computer peripherals (keyboards, speakers, zip drives, cables, mice, etc.)
  • Computer monitors
  • Laptop computers
  • Printers
  • Fax machines
  • CD players
  • DVD players
  • Land line telephones (not cellular)
  • CPU's
  • Scanners
  • Copiers
  • Telecommunications equipment
  • VCR's
  • Radios
  • Calculators

Yard & Garden

  • Copper based algaecides
  • Fertilizer
  • Fungicides
  • Garden moss killer
  • Insecticides
  • Insect repellent
  • Lye
  • Muriatic acid
  • Pesticides
  • Pool chemicals
  • Rodent killer

Home Improvement

  • Adhesives
  • Aerosol cans
  • Asphalt/roofing tar
  • Ballasts
  • Cutting oil
  • Driveway sealers
  • Hand cleaners
  • Halogen bulbs
  • HID lamps
  • Lacquers
  • Lubricating oils
  • Lighter fluid
  • Metal polish
  • Mercury vapor lamps
  • Silicones
  • Soot remover, creosote destroyer
  • Paint removers
  • Paint thinners
  • Paint -- oil based
  • Paint -- latex
  • Petroleum based solvents
  • Wood preservatives
  • Wood stain
  • Wood varnish


  • Asbestos - This material can be a serious health threat if not handled properly.
  • Carbon monoxide detectors
  • Expired medications -excluding controlled substances
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Flares
  • Fluorescent lights
  • Photo chemicals
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Needles/Syringes -must be brought in a rigid/puncture proof container
  • Propane cylinders
  • Radon detectors
  • Re-actives
  • Smoke detectors


Please note that SEA LIFE is not affiliated with NOHAZ or Oakland County and their policies may change at any time without notice. Fees may apply.

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