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2019 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Cascade Fire Department, Station 2 (2990 Buttrick Ave. SE)

9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

This is an opportunity to safely remove and dispose of unwanted hazardous materials from your home. It is for households in Kent County only - not businesses.

Township residents wishing to dispose of their unused or unwanted household chemical waste are encouraged to bring them to this one-day event.

Accepted Chemical Waste:

Weed killers
Bug sprays
Oil-based paint
Wood preservatives
Paint thinners
Pool chemicals
Deck cleaners
Cleaning products
Fluorescent tubes and CFL bulbs
Mercury thermometers and thermostats
Fire extinguishers
Motor oil
Aerosol cans

Please note that we will be unable to accept anything larger than a 5-gallon bucket.

Materials Not Accepted:

Latex paint
Alkaline batteries
Medical waste

It is recommended to keep “like” containers together. Do not mix the waste with other materials. Maintain labeling so it can be clearly seen. Any leaking or potentially dangerous chemicals should be placed in a bucket for secondary containment. It is recommended to place all items upright in a lined box and/or a plastic tote. You may transport vehicle fluids (oil, gas, antifreeze) in original/approved containers as fluids can be bulked and containers returned to residents.

Please contact Kent County Department of Public Works for directions on large loads (greater than 6 boxes) and for items larger than a 5-gallon bucket at 616-632-7941 or

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