Ottawa County provides free household hazardous waste disposal to Ottawa County residents.  This service is available at any Environmental Sustainabilty Center.  Household hazardous wastes are leftover, unwanted or unusable products that contain toxic, flammable, caustic (causes burns) or chemically reactive ingredients.

It is important to the health of our community that these items are properly disposed of.  The following health hazards may occur when: 

  • Toxic gasses are inhaled from mixed products.

  • Hazardous products are left around the house and consumed by children or pets.

  • Hazardous products are poured into drains or toilets, causing contamination of septic tanks or wastewater treatment systems.

  • Hazardous products are poured into storm sewers and pollute bodies of water.

  • Drinking water from wells or water systems are contaminated.

The county can also take used residential tires (no airplane tires, tractor tires, etc.) at these centers for a cost of $2 per scrap tire until the end of September or until the grant limit is reached.  There is a limit of 10 tires per visit.  Residents must be willing and able to help unload the tires.  Please note that the center only accepts credit card payments; to make a cash or check payment you can stop in at the Holland Department of Public Health at 12251 James St. Suite 200, Holland, MI 49424. Bring the receipt with you to the center.  To contact the Department of Public Health with any questions please call (616)393-5645.  

The Environmental Sustainability Center located in Holland is at:

14053 Quincy
Holland, MI 49424

It is open on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 8am-1pm, 2pm-4pm and the 2nd Saturday of the month from  8am-11am.

Source:  Ottawa County Household Hazardous Waste Program