Bloomfield Township and the Southeast Michigan Partners for
Clean Water bring you the next important clean water tip:
Proper Household Waste Disposal & Storage
Antifreeze, household cleaners, gasoline, pesticides, oil
paints, solvents, and motor oil are just some of the common
household products that can enter our storm drains. Help keep
these out of our lakes and streams. Instead of putting these
items in the trash, down the storm drain, or on the ground,
take them to a local hazardous waste center or collection day.
Here are some simple steps you can take to carefully
dispose of household wastes and help keep our water clean.
Give them a try. A few simple changes can make a big
- Identify it. Be aware of household products that can harm
children, pets, and the environment. The words "danger,"
"caution," "warning," or "toxic" indicate that you need to be
careful in how you use and dispose of the product.
is better. Reduce waste and save money by purchasing only the
materials you need. When possible, choose less toxic
alternatives. For example, try cleaning your windows with
vinegar and water.
- Store properly. Keep unused products in their original
containers with labels intact. Select cool, dry storage areas
that are away from children, pets, and wildlife.
- Disposal is key. Never dump motor oil, chemicals, and other
toxic materials down storm drains, sinks, or on the ground.
Contact your local community for disposal locations,
guidelines, and dates.
- Don't forget the RV. Dispose of recreational vehicle
sanitary waste at a nearby drop-off location. Never put it
down a storm drain or roadside ditch! For more information on
waste disposal locations and requirements,
here to be re-directed to the RV Dumps website.
Our Township is located within the Clinton River and Rouge
River watersheds and our actions affect our waterways.
Remember, our water is our future and it's ours to protect!
For More Information...
For more easy steps on protecting our lakes and streams,
see the following maps and tip cards (available in PDF format)
or visit SEMCOG's Ours To Protect website by
The following documents are available in PDF format.
Proper Pet Care
Storm Drain Pollution
Steps to Clean Water
Car Care Tips
Household Waste Tips
of Southeastern Michigan