Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) refers to substances that, when used, stored, handled, or disposed of improperly, pose a risk to people or the environment. These materials are any leftover household products that may contain reactive, corrosive, ignitable, or toxic ingredients. Many household products fit this category. This includes everything from pesticides to cleaners to batteries and even some light bulbs. See Acceptable Materials for a complete list.
Read the label. Look for the signal words, “Danger, Poison, Warning, Caution, Flammable, Caustic, Preservative”.
Each year from May – October, the Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority holds collections for Household Hazardous Wastes. These collection events are open to any resident in Marquette County, free of charge!
By appointment, Marquette County Residents may deliver their household hazardous waste to the Marquette County Landfill during regular business hours: Monday-Friday 7 A.M. – 3 P.M. In order to provide efficient service, please contact us in advance at 249-4125 to schedule a delivery. Same day service is available.
*Please note that this collection is for residents ONLY, hazardous waste from businesses
WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
ATTENTION: BUSINESSES IN MARQUETTE COUNTY
Marquette County Solid Waste is scheduling drop-off times for small quantity generators of hazardous waste. Drop-off dates are October 16th and October 17th by appointment only. This is the most cost effective opportunity to dispose of your hazardous waste. The Authority pays the freight charges. Your costs are based on the Authority’s volume discount. If interested please call (906) 249-4125 for further information.
Once a year the Marquette County Landfill holds a hazardous waste collection for Marquette County businesses. Any businesses with hazardous waste should contact the Marquette County Landfill at (906) 249-4125 to be put on the contact list for the annual Business Hazardous Waste collection. Businesses can also email the Marquette County Landfill at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Business Hazardous Waste Collection” in the subject line. Please include what type(s) of waste you have, the quantity, your business name, contact name and a phone number where you can be reached. We will send you a confirmation email to let you know that it was received and you will be called when the annual collection has been scheduled.