Household Hazardous Waste Collection
During some years (depending on the budget) the Township holds a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day where residents may drop off hazardous items for disposal at no charge. Items accepted include lawn and garden chemicals, cleaning products, antifreeze, motor oil, gasoline, propane tanks, and some electronics. When a Township event is held information is advertised on the Township's website and on local cable television stations (Channel 8 on Bright House, Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse, and Channel 10 on WOW).
Redford also encourages residents to participate in one of the four drop-off sites sponsored by Wayne County annually (usually from April through October) where any County resident with proof of County residency may drop off hazardous waste at no charge. The County rotates its sites between different communities each year. Several very successful County collections have been hosted here in Redford Township over the past several years.
The Township, along with Wayne County, has also sponsored several annual "Electronic Waste Collection Days" in an effort to keep old, unused, or hazardous electronics out of our landfills. Information about available hazardous waste or electronic collection sites is posted on the Township website on the home page and/or the Central Maintenance page, as well as on the local cable television stations listed above as the information becomes available.
If for some reason a resident cannot wait until a scheduled drop-off day or it is at a time of year that none are scheduled, there is a Wayne County Resource Recovery Guide (PDF) published by Wayne County Public Services with information on ways to dispose of or recycle various items. Be aware, however, that they will charge you a fee for the disposal of your hazardous items. There is no charge when using a collection site sponsored by Wayne County but you must provide proof you are a Country resident. Call Wayne County Public Services at 734-326-3936 for County dates and locations.