Health Department

Joel Strasz - Public Health Director
Kathy Janer - Public Health Nursing Manager
Melissa Maillette - Emergency Preparedness & Health Education Manager
Amy Revette - WIC Manager
Mark Pickell - Business Services Manager
Joel Kwiatkowski - Environmental Health Manager
Dr. Kirk Herrick - Medical Director
Dr. Howard Hurt - Medical Examiner
Bay County Health Department
1200 Washington Avenue
Bay City, Michigan 48708
Voice: (989) 895-4009
Fax: (989) 895-4014
TDD/TTL: (989) 895-4049
Health Information Line: (989) 895-4192

Household Hazardous Material Disposal Program

The next Household Hazardous Material (HHM) Collection & Disposal Program will be taking place in the spring of 2016.People interested in participating in this drop off will need to contact the Bay County Environmental Health Department in February or March at 989-895-4006 to schedule an appointment.Please have a list of the items you plan to bring to the collection at the time you call. 

The Household Hazardous Material (HHM) Collection & Disposal Program is sponsored by the Dow Chemical Company Foundation and the Bay County Health Department (BCHD). The HHM program provides area residents with a convenient source for the safe and proper disposal of hazardous materials found in and around the home. The program is provided free-of-charge

For more information on recycling in Bay County, please check out the Bay County Recycling Webpage

The Importance of Proper Disposal:
Some household hazardous materials can lead to contamination of groundwater, well water, or other water sources when spilled on the ground, poured down the drain, or placed in trash containers. To prevent this, collected materials will be properly disposed. This is your opportunity to safely and properly dispose of most hazardous materials you may have in your home including:

Materials Accepted

Automotive Products
Battery Acid
Spray Paints
Auto Polishes and Waxes

Cleaning Products
Floor Waxes
Drain Cleaners
Oven Cleaners
Furniture Polishes
Solvents and Degreasers
Bleach and Ammonia Products

Garden and Lawn Products
Bug Sprays
Ant Poisons
Weed Killers
Poisoned Baits
Insecticide Powders
Up to one gallon of gas/oil mix per household is accepted
(used for a lawnmower, snowblower etc.

Paint Products
Spray Cans
Paint Strippers
Brush Cleaners
Lacquers and Varnishes
Bleach and Ammonia Products
Oil-Based Paints and Thinners
(Latex paints - see below)

Personal and Health Care Products
Hair Spray
Shoe Polish
Nail Polishes and Removers















Some materials may not be submitted for disposal as part of the Household Hazardous Materials Disposal program. 
Check the table below for alternative disposal methods for these items.

Restricted Materials




Pennzoil 10 Minute Oil Change
401 N. Euclid, Bay City, MI
(989) 686-1343

Hours: Monday-Saturday 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. 
Sunday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

(Cry Cell, Mercuric Oxide, Button Cells and Lithium)

Recycle through Battery Solutions, Inc.
28680 Michigan Ave., Wayne, MI 48184

Automotive Batteries
Contact Interstate Battery of Bay City
(989) 684-1382

Batteries Plus (only rechargeable batteries)
4041 Euclid, Suite C, Bay City MI
(989) 667-8722

Compressed Gas CylindersContact the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) - (989) 894-6200
Explosives and Ammunition

Contact your local or state police departments:

Bay County Sheriff Department - (989) 895-4050
Michigan State Police Post - (989)684-8834

Latex PaintRemove lids and allow paint to air dry in a well-ventilated area. Dispose of dry paint at the curbside on trash day
Exterior Paint (unopened)Bay County Habitat for Humanity ReStore – 989-894-0415
Liquid WastesUnfortunately, fuels such as gasoline, kerosene or fuel oil cannot be accepted. "Unknown" wastes are no longer accepted.
Motor Oils

Bay City Autozone (989) 989-667-1923

Advanced Auto (989) 667-5743

George's Auto Repair (989) 684-0733

Pennzoil 10 Minute Oil Change (989) 686-1343

(Polychlorinated Biphenyls)
Contact the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) (989) 894-6200
Scrap TiresContact Bay County Mosquito Control - (989) 895-4555
(June - September)
Wastes From BusinessContact the Michigan Deaprtment of Natural Resources (MDNR) - (989) 684-9141
Wastes From FarmsContact the Michigan Department of Agruiculture (MDA) (800) 292-3939