A 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.