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Drop off Your Household Hazardous Waste at Wisconsin State Fair October 11-12th, 2019

10/10/19 04:25:pm

Keep our waterways clean and safely dispose of household hazardous waste—such as cleaners, lawn chemicals, nail polish, gas, aerosols and paints—by dropping them off at State Fair (Gate 1).

  • Friday, October 11th, 11am to 2pm 

  • Saturday, October 12th, 8am to 2pm.

 

For a list of what you can drop off and other permanent collection sites: https://www.mmsd.com/what-you-can-do/home-haz-mat-collection

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What Happens to All The “Yuck” After You Drop It Off?

Posted: Oct 9th, 2019 01:33 pm

Nail polish, pool chemicals, mercury thermostats, and pepper spray, just a few on a long list of household chemicals that are toxic to our environment if not disposed of properly. Luckily, these products can be safely disposed of this weekend at State Fair Park and three other locations.

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD), with the help of Veolia North America, have collected over 22 million pounds of nasty household chemicals since 1997 and they want more. Do not pour these materials down the drain, in your backyard, or in the storm drains in the street.

This program’s motto? If it doesn’t bring joy, just drop it off.

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE.


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