Unacceptable Materials

These items cannot be brought to the Washtenaw County Home Toxics program for disposal. Please find an alternative disposal method.

Unacceptable Items

  • Asbestos
  • Batteries in a serial configuration (*see below for more information)
  • Business Waste
  • Compost / Yard Waste (check local government)
  • Empty Containers
  • Electronic Waste
  • Explosives and Ammunition (Sheriff Sub-Stations, call first)
  • Fluorescent Light Tubes and Bulbs larger than 4 feet in length.
  • Freon Appliances (PDF) (The Drop-Off Station)
  • Incandescent Light Bulbs (Gross Electric)
  • Medical Waste (blood, gauze, linen, etc.)
  • Medication / Pharmaceuticals
  • Laboratory Chemicals
  • Radioactive Materials (Regulations)
  • Tires
  • Trash


*Batteries in a serial configuration are connected in a way that each contributes to the overall voltage of batteries (see left hand side of the picture below). These voltages are too high for our staff to handle safely.

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