Household hazardous waste is collected for free year round!
St. Clair County Department of Environmental Services
Smiths Creek Landfill, 6779 Smiths Creek Road, Smiths Creek, MI 48074
Hazardous materials may be brought to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility at the Smiths Creek Landfill by contacting the office for an appointment at (810) 985-2443. This service is available to residents free of charge. Businesses with hazardous materials can call for information regarding commerical disposal options.
Items that will be accepted:
transmission fluid, brake fluid, gasoline, fuel oil
oil base paints and paint products (thinners, varnishes, solvents)
alkaline and Ni-Cad batteries
Types of materials NOT accepted:
used motor oil
any containers over 5 gallons or over 25 pounds
How to dispose of Latex Paint
1. Latex paint must be dried out or solidified prior to disposal. Use cat-litter, sand or other suitable absorbent material to dry out the paint.
2. Once the paint is solidified, leave the lid off of the can and set it out at the curbside for collection with your regular refuse. (waste hauling companies can not and will not accept liquid waste materials.)
3. If you are unsure whether a paint is latex (water-based), refer to the clean-up instructions on the paint can. Latex paint can be cleaned up using water.
Before brining products to the HHW facility:
Make sure container lids are tight
Make sure products are labeled
Pack wastes in sturdy containers for transportation, such as a tub or box
Wrap leaking or dirty individual containers in a clean plastic bag
Transport the materials in your vehicle's trunk, rear of your vehicle or truck bed
Carefull store and dispose of household cleaners, chemicals, and oils
Antifreeze, household cleaners, gasoline, pesticides, oil paints, solvents, and motor oil are just some of the common household products that can enter our storm drains. Help keep these out of our lakes and streams. Instead of putting these items in the trash, down the storm drain, or on the ground, take them to a local hazardous waste center or collection day.
Recycling Drop Off services are provided at eleven sites located across the county:
Allenton Collision & Grand View Auto Glass (Capac
Photographs of St. Clair County's Landfil
This page last updated on 9/30/2015.
St. Clair County Metropolitan Planning Commission
200 Grand River, Suite 202 | Port Huron, MI | 48060 | 810.989.6950