Household Hazardous Waste & Pesticide Collection

Event dates for the 2021 season are listed below.

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2021 Household Hazardous Waste Event Dates: 

  • Thursday April 15              1pm - 6pm 33,700lbs collected
  • Thursday May 13               1pm - 6pm 25,903lbs collected
  • Thursday June 17              1pm - 6pm 22,992lbs collected
  • Thursday August 12           12pm - 6pm Open for sign up below 
  • Saturday September 18     9am - 2pm
  • Thursday October 14         1pm - 6pm
Hazardous Waste from a Household
  • Appointments are REQUIRED. Appointments will not be accepted until approximately one month before each event. Please use the appointment tool below
  • Residential Sign Up is under the BLUE BAR below.  
  • Grand Traverse County residents may dispose of 150 pounds of hazardous materials at no charge. A $1.30/pound fee will be charged for quantities greater than 150 pounds.
  • Examples of Household Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste from a Business, Organization, School, etc. (Very Small Quantity Generators VSQGs)

  • Appointments are REQUIRED for All non-residential participants (businesses, organizations, schools, etc.)
  • Schedule appointments by completing the VSQG and Material Inventory Forms on the links below. Call the RecycleSmart hotline at 231-995-6075 if you have any questions. Businesses Do NOT use the online appointment system.
  • Submit a Very Small Quantity Generator (VSQG) Registration and Certification Form (once per calendar year; at least 10 days prior to your first event)
  • Submit a Hazardous Materials Inventory Form (at least 7 days prior to each event attending)
  • There is a $1.30/pound fee for quantities of hazardous waste greater than 150 pounds.

An organization qualifies as a Very Small Quantity Generator (VSQG) IF:

  • No more than 220 pounds (or about 25 gallons) of hazardous waste is generated in a given calendar month AND
  • No more than 220 pounds of hazardous was is accumulated in a given month.

Additional information about VSQGs (formerly CESQGs) and 40CFR Part 260.15 can be found here:

Michigan Clean Sweep Program (Pesticides) 

The Michigan Clean Sweep Program helps protect the State's natural resources and prevent agriculture pollution by ensuring the safe and proper disposal of outdated, unused or unwanted pesticides in Michigan.

Grand Traverse County participates in the Clean Sweep Program and accepts pesticide products from all Michigan residents, agri-businesses, and farms without fee.
Clean Sweep is made possible by a strong and unique local, state, federal and industry relationship.


Take It Back Directory

Go to the Take It Back Recycling Directory webpage for additional recycling location options and further information.