Hazardous Waste

The Ingham County Health Department offers free collection of these hazardous household wastes:
  • Aerosols 
  • Home repair products (glues, cements)
  • Acids and bases (pool chemicals)
  • Automotive products
  • Cleaners and polishers
  • Gasoline and other flammables
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Oil paints and paint products (thinners, solvents, varnish)
  • Pesticides
  • Wood preservatives
  • Mercury (thermometers, thermostats)
Bring your hazardous waste to a free collection each Tuesday and Thursday, from 2 - 6 p.m. at the Ingham County Health Department, at the corner of Cedar and Jolly, from May-September. Please call 517-887-4312 for more information.

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFL)


To be accepted, fluorescent lights should be packaged individually so as to allow EH personnel to transfer individual lights to waste hauler disposal containers. Fluorescent lights should not be wrapped or taped together. This can easily break the lights (especially long fluorescent tubes) causing a risk to yourself and EH personnel. In Ingham County, these collections take place each Tuesday and Thursday, from 2 - 6 p.m. at the Ingham County Health Department at the corner of Cedar and Jolly, from May-September. Please call 517-887-4312 for more information.

The Board of Water and Light also offers a free drop-off for CFLs at their customer service center, located at 1232 Haco Drive, open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Home Depot stores will also accept CFLs.

RV Trailer Dump Sites


View our directory for Sewage Waste Disposal for Recreational Vehicles (PDF).

You can find locations that accept RV trailer waste at the following websites:

Illegal Dumping (Illicit Discharges)


Illegal dumping, also called and an illicit discharge, is releasing pollutants like motor oil, sewage, fertilizer, pet waste and latex paint into the river or the storm sewer. Illicit discharges are pollutants released from stormwater and sewer pipes to the river or stormwater collection system.

If you see illegal dumping, please report it by calling Lansing's Public Service Department at 517-483-4161.