Hazardous Waste
Household Hazardous Waste Days enable residents to properly dispose of hazardous waste in an efficient, organized manner. The City sponsors or co-sponsors these events annually – one at City Yards and the other at the collection site of a local community.  See this year's events below. 

Fall 2019 Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
650 Doheny Dr / Northville DPW Yard
(Seven Mile west to Northville Road, turn right on Northville Road to Doheny Dr.)

City of Northville and City of Livonia residents only.

Please note: In the past,  Northville Township has also participated with the City of Livonia and City of Northville's HHW events. The Township will not be partnering in 2019 and is hosting its own event. Northville Township residents can find out more on the township's website. Residents of Northville Township will not be able to take items to the events hosted by the City of Northville and City of Livonia.

Wayne County Sponsored Household Hazardous Waste Collection 
Wayne County Residents Only

Taylor-Wayne County Community College
Saturday, October 19, 2019
21000 Northline Road

Examples of acceptable items

This event is for the disposal of residential hazardous waste only. The wastes that will be accepted at this event are listed below:​
  • Aerosol cans, any household chemicals
  • Antifreeze/transmission fluid
  • Batteries: automobile/household/marine
  • Caustic/acids
  • Computer equipment/modem/printers
  • Compact spiral/fluorescent light bulbs
  • Electronics; keyboards, mouse, cell phones
  • Expired medicine*
  • Fax machines, VCRs and televisions
  • Fuel oil/gasoline/gasoline and oil mixes
  • Herbicides/insecticides/fungicides/pesticides
  • Kerosene
  • Medical waste (sharp items in containers only)
  • Mercury items and mercury-contaminated debris
  • Oil based paints/stains**
  • Primers/turpentine/varnishes
  • Propane tanks 1# and 20# 

Examples of non-acceptable materials 

The wastes that will not be accepted at this event are listed below:​

  • Asbestos commercially generated wastes
  • Radioactive material
  • Explosives/ammunition
  • Shock-sensitive material
  • Smoke detectors
  • Tires
  • Oil filters
  • PCB or Dioxin wastes
  • Industrial & commercial waste

* Expired medicine can be taken to the Northville Township Police Department at anytime.

** Latex (water-based) paint may be disposed on your trash collection day if these instructions are followed: Remove the lid of the paint can and put it in the trash;  allow the paint to dry out completely. (Placing clean kitty litter in the paint speeds up the drying process.) Put open cans of dried paint beside your trash, not in your trash.