Oakland County is home to thousands of lakes and rivers our residents use for boating and paddling, fishing, and hunting. These outdoor activities can unintentionally disperse aquatic invasive species (AIS); non-native plants, animals, and other organisms that can harm our local economy, environment and even our health.
The CD3 Pilot Program utilizes mobile boat cleaning stations to empower local water enthusiasts to better protect Oakland County waterways. These stations help users to clean, drain and dry their watercraft, and to dispose of any living organisms (plant or animal) that may be clinging to the crafts. With support from Oakland County Parks and Recreation, the pilot program ran for the final weeks of the 2020 boating season, throughout the 2021 season, and just launched for the 2022 season.
You’d be surprised just how many everyday items are considered hazardous waste. Many of the objects that help us in our daily lives become dangerous when disposed of alongside regular rubbish. Do you have an item you’re unsure about? View lists of accepted and non-accepted materials in the FAQ section of Advantage Oakland’s NoHaz web page, or call the NoHaz Hotline at 248-858-5656.
2022 NoHaz Collection Dates and Locations
Registration links will be posted approximately three weeks prior to each collection event.
The 2022 Oakland County State of The County address will be broadcast live next week on Tuesday, March 15th, at 7 p.m. from M1 Concourse in Pontiac.
Oakland County Executive, David Coulter, will unveil a roadmap for the future, a strategic plan that will guide the county’s efforts over the next five years. The Roadmap will outline a key set of goals that are fundamental to providing excellent service and support to Oakland County residents, businesses, communities, and organizations.
Oakland County will livestream the event on the County Executive website, OakGov.com/SOTC, as well as Oakland County’s YouTube channel, @OakGov, and the Executive Office Facebook page, @OakGov.EO. The county’s Twitter handle, @OakGov, will feature live tweets with highlights from the speech. WDET-FM (101.9) will also broadcast the event live for the listening audience. Folks are encouraged to use the hashtag #OCSOTC22 to join the conversation online.
Black History Month is a time to reflect on the past and look ahead to the future. It’s also a time to share and learn about Black stories and history. This year, we highlighted the history of our county seat, Pontiac, which has a legacy of a strong pioneering Black community, dating back to the 1800’s.