As the Sanilac County Recycling Center prepares to host another annual household hazardous waste event, it provides a great opportunity to educate residents about the facility of our local recycling center.
As many of you may have observed, cement work recently took place at the Sandusky Industrial Park Recycling Center. Cement slabs were poured in front of the collection baskets to provide a flat and solid base for residents when depositing materials. Facility projects like this are reviewed regularly to see what improvements are needed to ensure a safe and clean ground for our residents and staff to deposit materials.
The recycling center has many benefits for the environment, as well as for our county and state. Materials that pass through the center avoid being sent to the landfill, as they are sorted and processed by the staff of the recycling center. After the materials are processed, almost all are purchased by Michigan companies. Tin/aluminum, cardboard, mixed paper, plastic, polystyrene, electronics and batteries are all purchased by Michigan companies.
Another benefit of the recycling center for county residents has been the annual household hazardous waste event. Last year, the event successfully hosted over 100,000 pounds of recyclables in a single day.
This year’s event will take place at the Sanilac County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, September 7th. The event will take place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. This is a free event for Sanilac County residents. The list below shows which items are acceptable and which items are not accepted at the event. If you have any questions regarding the event or the recycling center, you can contact JoAnn Bye at 810-404-7650.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection – Wednesday, September 7, 2-6 p.m., Sanilac County Fairgrounds in Sandusky
Items accepted include
Electronics: computer monitors, CD/DVD players, small appliances, printers, telephones, small power tools, fax machines, digital cameras, televisions under 40”, scanners, smoke detectors and household batteries.
Agricultural and household chemicals: all pesticides, mercury, oil-based paint, wood preservative, kerosene, sealants, motor oil, flammables, antifreeze, propane cylinders, turpentine, lighter fluid, asbestos, transmission fluid, drain cleaners, pool chemicals, shellac, roof coating, aerosol sprays, automotive fluids, caulks, fire extinguishers, fluorescent bulbs, PCB ballasts, rust-oleum and reagents.
Tires: only car and truck tires, up to seven allowed per vehicle and no rims.
By state law, no tractor or aircraft tires.
Items not accepted: major appliances, latex paint, large televisions (over 40”), tractor and aircraft tires and ammunition/explosives.
In closing, the recycling center would like to thank all of the residents of this county for their continued support of the facility.