Trash, Recycling and Hazardous Waste Disposal


Green For Life (GFL) will service Washington Township beginning September 2016. Contact GFL by calling (866)  772-8900.

For additional information regarding trash and recycling services in Washington Township, please contact the Township Supervisor's office at (586) 786-0010 press 1215.

Click here for local recycling events, or check the Washington Township calendar.
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 Macomb County Public Health  provides environmental health services designed to assure a safe and healthy environment to all county residents. Educational and regulatory activities are conducted in the following areas, including but not limited to:
For more information contact Macomb County Health Department by phone at 586-469-5235, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. or by email.

Medication disposal
Protect our water supply. Never dispose of medicine or unwanted, out-dated prescriptions in drains or toilets!!

The Macomb County Health Department is accepting unwanted and outdated medications from Macomb County residents. Medications can be brought in to the Health Department offices in Mt. Clemens or Warren, or brought to the Household Hazardous Waste collection events for proper disposal. 

The Shelby Township Police Department has a drug disposal drop box in the main lobby of the Police Station, 52530 Van Dyke Avenue (south of 24 Mile Road). It is available 24 hours a day. For more information, call the Police Department at (586) 731-2121. 
Accepted – Prescriptions Medications, Prescription Patches, Prescription Ointments, Over-the-counter medications, Vitamins, Samples, Medications for pets. Not Accepted - Hydrogen Peroxide, Inhalers, Aerosol Cans, Ointments, Lotions or Liquids, Medication from businesses or clinics, Needles (Sharps), Thermometers.

DisposeMyMeds.org, is an online resource to help you to find medication disposal programs at the local independent community pharmacy near you.

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