The following materials are accepted through the Kent County SafeChem Hazardous Waste Program. See the SafeChem website for information on dropping-off or Saturday Collection Days.

Automotive Products

  • Antifreeze
  • Gasoline and other fuel
  • Carburetor cleaner
  • Motor oil
  • Fuel Additive
  • Starter fluid
  • Transmission and brake fluid
  • Wax & Cleaner
  • Other automotive fluids

Cleaning Products

  • Bleach (laundry)
  • Degreaser & Spot Remover
  • Drain cleaner & lye
  • Oven cleaner
  • Polish & Wax
  • Toilet & drain cleaner
  • Tub, tile, shower cleaner
  • Wood and metal cleaners and polish
  • Ammonia
  • Other household cleaners

Lawn and Garden Products

  • Fertilizer
  • Fungicide
  • Herbicide
  • Insecticide
  • Pesticide
  • Wood Preservative
  • Ant dust
  • Mosquito spray
  • Other lawn & garden products

Workshop/Painting Supplies

  • Oil-based paint & stain
  • Adhesive, caulking & glue
  • Deck, patio & chimney cleaner
  • Furniture stripper
  • Paint stripper and remover
  • Solvent cleaning fluid
  • Roof coating, sealant
  • Thinner and turpentine

Other Flammable Products

  • Diesel fuel
  • Gas/oil mix
  • Home heating oil (call to get details on size & quantity limits)
  • Kerosene
  • Lighter fluid
  • Propane tanks (small, non-refillable tanks only)
  • White gas
  • Other flammable products

Miscellaneous

  • Aerosol cans
  • Inhalers
  • Batteries
  • Fluorescent light bulbs, including CFL bulbs
  • Inks and Dyes
  • Mercury thermostats or thermometers
  • Photo developer chemicals
  • Pool chemicals
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Ammunition
  • Fireworks
  • CO2 cartridges (paintball, carbonated drink machines)

Indoor Pesticides

  • Insect spray
  • Flea repellent and shampoo
  • Houseplant fertilizer
  • Moth repellent
  • Mouse and rat poisons and baits
  • Other pesticides & fertilizers

Not Accepted Materials:

  • Latex paint (water based) – may be dried out and placed in your regular trash.
  • Friable asbestos – Call the local Michigan Department of Environmental Quality at (616) 356-0500 for proper removal guidelines and disposal requirements and regulations.
  • Barrels or large drums – nothing larger than a five-gallon container. Please call us for options for disposal of these quantities.
  • Materials from farms, businesses, offices, schools or institutions.
  • Medical waste
  • Refillable propane, helium & other tanks