Hazardous Waste and Drug Disposal
Hazardous Waste Disposal
City refuse crews cannot pick up flammable and toxic materials. For disposal of hazardous materials, contact the Miami County Solid Waste District. Automotive materials may be accepted through your mechanic or dealership.
Some examples of hazardous materials include:
Lead Based Paint
Safe disposal of unused prescription medication can help prevent misuse of prescription pills. Because the chemicals and hormones contained in some medications are difficult to treat in wastewater, flushing medications down toilets or drains is not recommended. Residents have several options for disposing of medication in Troy.
- The Troy Police Department offers a secure pill disposal box at 124 East Main Street, available year-round during business hours. The Miami County Sheriff’s Office, as well as several area pharmacies, also provide drug drop-off programs. These drop-boxes typically cannot take liquid or patch-applied medication.
Troy Fire has Deterra bags available at Fire Station 2 -- call 937-335-5679 to find out about this program. The bags contain a solvent that breaks down medication when mixed with tap water. Sealed bags can go into your household trash. Deterra bags can be used to dispose of pills, liquid medicine, and patches.
- The Miami County Solid Waste District offers a needle disposal box.