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02/15/19 09:08:am


Love your home and the environment – receive a free ticket to the

REALTORS® Home & Garden Show for properly disposing household chemicals


MILWAUKEE, Wis. (February 14, 2019) – Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the REALTORS Home & Garden Show and Milwaukee Metroplitan Sewerage District (MMSD) are encouraging homeowners to love the environment. Beginning Feb. 15 through March 21, as part of the Greater Milwaukee Associations of REALTORS® “Fresh Start” initiative sponsored by MMSD, Milwaukee County residents can get rid of hazardous waste materials safely and correctly at three year-round collection sites in Milwaukee, Franklin or Menomonee Falls. In exchange for helping to keep Lake Michigan and Milwaukee County’s water clean, residents will receive one free ticket to the 2019 REALTORS Home & Garden Show presented by Unilock® at the Exposition Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park.

Acceptable garage and workshop items that will be collected include automobile oil, battery acid, antifreeze, fluorescent light bulbs, gasoline/oil mixtures, lighterfluid and more. Common household items that will be accepted include solvent-based cleaners, oven cleaner, batteries, fungicide, insect spray, pool chemicals, weed killer and more. Car batteries, computers, fireworks, microwaves, refrigerators, televisions and tires are not accepted. For a complete list of accepted and nonaccepted items, visit

Residents who present a valid ID for Milwaukee County, will be eligible to receive one free 2019 REALTORS Home & Garden Show ticket when they deposit hazardous materials at one of the following collection sites: Milwaukee (3879 W. Lincoln Ave.) Thursday – Saturday 7 a.m – 3 p.m.; Franklin (10518 S. 124th St.) Tuesday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.; and Menomonee Falls (W124 N9451 Boundary Rd.) Monday & Wednesday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. A photo ID confirming residence in Milwaukee County must be presented. No businesses please.

The 95th REALTORS Home & Garden Show returns to the Exposition Center at the Wisconsin State Fair March 22 – 31, closed Monday and Tuesday. Show highlights include more than 350+ exhibit booths, a 9,000 sq. ft. landscaped Garden Promenade, the Solutions Stage presented by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Callen Construction Cooking Patio and a 2,500-square-foot-themed feature display designed by Aquatica. Attendees can also visit the Garden Market for a boutique shopping experience and browse tools, gadgets, lawn ornaments and more.

Gate admission is $8 for adults and free for children 12 years old and under and active or retired military personnel (with a valid military ID). Parking is available at Wisconsin State Fair Park for $6 per vehicle or $3 per motorcycle. For show photos or to arrange an interview, contact Lauren Koepsel at 414.292.3842 or Visit or call 414.778.4929 for additional show information.


About Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS®
Founded in 1892, the Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS® was established to provide stability to the real estate industry. With nearly 4,000 real estate professionals who conduct business throughout southeastern Wisconsin, the Association focuses its energy on government affairs, ethics enforcement and its multiple listing service. The Association also coordinates the annual REALTORS® Home & Garden Show, now in its 95th year, to connect real estate professionals and their clients to home improvement products and trends. More info on GMAR® is available at