Hazardous Materials

Hazardous MaterialsA hazardous material is any product that poses life, health, fire or reactivity hazard to people. Common household hazardous materials are bleach, gasoline, drain cleaner, insecticides and oil-based paint or solvents.

Some Bloomfield Township firefighters receive specialized technical training to perform extra duties on the Oakway Haz-Mat Response Team. The communities of Southfield, Madison Heights, Ferndale, Royal Oak, Birmingham, Waterford, West Bloomfield, Pontiac and Bloomfield Township mutually share personnel, apparatus and equipment in the event of a hazardous materials incident.

For more information, including information about the next Household Hazardous Waste Day, see the Household Hazardous Waste page.