GLADWIN COUNTY – Every year the City of Gladwin administers a hazardous waste collection program. This allows for the safe and secure collection of all hazardous waste from the local residences without worry of improper disposal.
This event will be open to all Gladwin County residents and will be taking place on Saturday, August 22 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Gladwin City Department of Public Works, 201 South State Street in Gladwin. Some of the neighboring municipalities in Gladwin County participate and financially contribute to this program.
Due to the tragic events as well as the other abnormalities that have faced Gladwin County this year, the city is preparing for a larger turnout of materials. With a larger anticipated turnout, the city requires more aid. This will be the first time the City of Gladwin will partner with the City of Beaverton for this program. Volunteers are also needed to help man this operation.
Some common materials that are collected at the event include oil, antifreeze, batteries, bleach, cables, transmission fluid, spray cans, outdated or unused medications, and a vast array of electronic components such as phones and computer parts.
Items that are not accepted during the collection program include televisions, business waste, ammunition, smoke detectors, asbestos, gun powder, explosives, radioactive waste, florescent bulbs, tubes, and CRT monitors.
For further inquiries on what may or may not be included during the collection, more information about the program and/or to become a volunteer at this event, contact Chris Shannon at Gladwin City Hall by calling 989-426-9231, ext. 14. Upon arrival, a proof of residency is required such as a drivers license, ID, voter registration card or a tax statement.