Solid and Hazardous Waste
Solid Waste Disposal has become a very important issue in Saginaw County. The Division enforces Act 451 through a contract with the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for monitoring, inspection, and prosecution of landfills. In addition, the Division is responsible for enforcement of the Saginaw County Solid Waste Ordinance which was implemented in 1993. The Environmental Health Specialist is also involved in clean up actions in the area of solid waste, recycling, and storage of recyclable items. Besides these enforcement responsibilities, the Division also assists with Household Special Waste Collections with the Mid-Michigan Waste Authority.
Saginaw County also operates a Clean Sweep collection for agricultural pesticides at our permanent pesticide storage building in Saginaw Township. Mercury is also accepted at collections. Click on our flyer below for more information or you can call 989.758.3686.
Pharmaceutical Drop Boxes
These programs encourage County residents to conduct home audits for potentially hazardous household materials. It also includes personal and health care items like medications, aerosols, and nail polish remover. The best way to dispose of these materials is to use them completely for the purposes intended. Currently there are 12 pharmaceutical drop boxes to collected unwanted medications thorughout Saginaw County. The Health Department houses one of these drop boxes located just inside the Main Health Department Building (1600 N. Michigan Avenue). For more information on drop box locations, click here.