Farmington Hills residents get ready for spring

April 6, 2013 by  

Spring is coming, and the City of Farmington Hills has some suggestions to help its residents prepare for outdoor activities. It appears that now is the time for people to get ready for possible pet emergencies, as well as recycling hazardous waste.

Storms like Katrina and Sandy have shown the impact natural disasters can have on family pets. Concerned ‘pet parents’ are invited to attend a workshop at which farmington Hills veterinarian Christian Ast will speak on the ways in which recent disasters have affected pets, and what people can do to safeguard their own animals. The session will be held at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills and is scheduled for 6:30 pm on April 24.

Another event of community interest is HazMat Day, scheduled for May 11, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, at the Orchard Ridge campus of Oakland Community College. The day will give residents the opportunity to recycle household waste that can be difficult to handle. People can bring in such items as batteries, CFL bulbs, expired medications, and propane. Television sets and computers will also be accepted, and residents may bring as much as 100 pounds of paper for shredding. The campus is at 27055 Orchard Lake Road

Organizers of both events might consider working with flyer printing experts to create handouts. Pet people will want a list of tips to keep their animals safe, while those bringing in hazardous waste might appreciate a complete list of the things they can drop off.