ENCOURAGING THE PRESERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN ISABELLA COUNTY FOR GENERATIONS TO COME
Household Hazardous Waste
& Clean Sweep Collection
In the spring of 2013 the Isabella Conservation District organized its first Household Hazardous Waste Collection. To date, over the course of 10 collections the District has collected over 299,000 pounds of Corrosive liquids/solids, oil-based paint/stains, solvents, household cleaners, fluorescent bulbs, batteries of all types, automotive liquids, aerosols, pharmaceuticals, gases, oil, mercury, pesticides, herbicide, insecticides, and fertilizers. The District also take unidentified material.
All collected waste is properly recycled by a licensed drug and laboratory company and removed from the site the day it is collected by the company.
The District extends appreciation to the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe for supporting the Household Hazardous Waste program. They have supported the conservation district from the beginning with 2% funds. Without this funding these collections would not be possible. The funding allows the district to provide this service to the residents of Isabella County at no charge. In the fall of 2020, the Isabella Conservation District received the funding from the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe to continue our Household Hazardous Waste Program.
The District is also grateful to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development; a grant received from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Clean Sweep Program pays for this portion of the collection.
For information on our next collection, please visit our Events and Announcements page.