Household Hazardous Waste

Appointments to drop off your household hazardous waste can be made by contacting Environmental Quality (EQ) of Detroit, Inc., at 313-923-2240 or 800-495-6059. This service is Free for residents of Madison Heights.

Accepted Items


  • Flammable liquids, corrosive acids, motor oil
  • Oil based paint, paint thinners, paint removers
  • Poisons
  • Solvents, wood preservatives
  • Weed and feed, fungicides, pesticides, herbicides

Latex Paint


Latex paint is not a household hazardous waste. To dispose of latex paint, take the lid off, and let paint completely harden and set out with your regular trash with the lids off.