Household Hazardous Waste & Pesticide Collection

Household Hazardous Waste Events will resume in April 2018. Dates and more information coming soon. 


Hazardous Waste from a Household
  • Appointments can be made online or by calling the RecycleSmart Hotline 231-941-5555.
  • 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

Download our Household Paint Disposal Guide 

Download our Household Hazardous Waste Guide

Hazardous Waste from a Business, Organization, School, etc. (Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators - CESQG)

  • Appointments are REQUIRED for All non-residential participants (businesses, organizations, schools, etc.)
  • Schedule appointments by TELEPHONE ONLY. Call the RecycleSmart hotline at 231-941-5555. Do not use the online appointment system.
  • Submit a 2018 CESQG Registration and Certification Form (once per calendar year; 5 days prior to your first event)
  • Submit a Hazardous Materials Inventory Form (5 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 Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) IF:
  • Less than 220 pounds (or about 25 gallons) of hazardous waste is generated in a given calendar month AND
  • Accumulated material never exceeds 2,000 pounds at any given time.
Additional information about CESQGs and 40CFR Part 261.5 can be found here:
  • United States EPA Hazardous Waste Generators

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protect the State's natural resources and prevent agriculture pollution by ensuring the safe and proper disposal of outdated, unused or unwanted pesticides in Michigan.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 Recycling Directory

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

Examples of pesticides and hazardous waste