Household Hazardous Material Disposal Program
The Household Hazardous Material (HHM) Collection & Disposal Program is sponsored by the Dow Chemical Company Foundation and the Bay County Health Department (BCHD). The HHM program provides area residents with a convenient source for the safe and proper disposal of hazardous materials found in and around the home. The program is provided free-of-charge.
For more information on recycling in Bay County, please check out the Bay County Recycling Webpage
The Importance of Proper Disposal:
Some household hazardous materials can lead to contamination of groundwater, well water, or other water sources when spilled on the ground, poured down the drain, or placed in trash containers. To prevent this, collected materials will be properly disposed. This is your opportunity to safely and properly dispose of most hazardous materials you may have in your home including:
Auto Polishes and Waxes
Solvents and Degreasers
Bleach and Ammonia Products
Garden and Lawn Products
Up to one gallon of gas/oil mix per household is accepted
(used for a lawnmower, snowblower etc.
Lacquers and Varnishes
Bleach and Ammonia Products
Oil-Based Paints and Thinners
(Latex paints - see below)
Personal and Health Care Products
Nail Polishes and Removers
Some materials may not be submitted for disposal as part of the Household Hazardous Materials Disposal program.
Check the table below for alternative disposal methods for these items.
Pennzoil 10 Minute Oil Change
401 N. Euclid, Bay City, MI
Hours: Monday-Saturday 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
(Cry Cell, Mercuric Oxide, Button Cells and Lithium)
Recycle through Battery Solutions, Inc.
28680 Michigan Ave., Wayne, MI 48184
Contact Interstate Battery of Bay City
Batteries Plus (only rechargeable batteries)
4041 Euclid, Suite C, Bay City MI
|Compressed Gas Cylinders
||Contact the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) - (989) 894-6200|
|Explosives and Ammunition
Contact your local or state police departments:
Bay County Sheriff Department - (989) 895-4050
Michigan State Police Post - (989)684-8834
||Remove lids and allow paint to air dry in a well-ventilated area. Dispose of dry paint at the curbside on trash day|
|Exterior Paint (unopened)
||Bay City Paint for Pride, Contact the City of Bay City Managers Office (989) 894-8146|
||Unfortunately, fuels such as gasoline, kerosene or fuel oil cannot be accepted. "Unknown" wastes are no longer accepted.|
Bay City Autozone (989) 989-667-1923
Advanced Auto (989) 667-5743
George's Auto Repair (989) 684-0733
Pennzoil 10 Minute Oil Change (989) 686-1343
|Contact the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) (989) 894-6200|
||Contact Bay County Mosquito Control - (989) 895-4555|
(June - September)
|Wastes From Business
||Contact the Michigan Deaprtment of Natural Resources (MDNR) - (989) 684-9141|
|Wastes From Farms
||Contact the Michigan Department of Agruiculture (MDA) (800) 292-3939|