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Mobile Household Hazardous at Wauwatosa City Hall September 18, 2021

09/08/21 12:00:pm
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Get Rid of Household Chemicals & Electronics in One Stop

(Milwaukee, WI) –Help protect our drinking water when you’re fall cleaning and bring unused household chemicals to the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District's Home HazMat Collection Program. There’s a one-day collection at Wauwatosa City Hall on September 18, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. where you can also get rid of electronics (TV’s $35, computer monitors $10).

All Milwaukee County residents can use the Home HazMat program. It’s free and easy to visit a collection site. You don’t even have to get out of your car.

What Items Can You Bring?

Old painting supplies? Bring em. Cooking oil? We’ll take it. Pool chemicals, furniture polish, weed killer? Yes, yes, and yes! For a full list of items we accept and those, we do not please visit the MMSD Home HazMat Collection page.

Drive-Through Collection Sites Open All Year Long

If you can’t make it to the Wauwatosa event, there are three Home HazMat collection sites open all year for Milwaukee County residents. New in 2021, is the location on 13th Street in Milwaukee, just north of College Avenue.

COVID-19 safety measures remain in place.

  • You must stay in your vehicle at all times.
  • Put all items in the trunk or as close to the hatchback as possible. For social distancing purposes, we will NOT accept or unload any items in back seats that are directly behind the driver’s seat. 
  • We will NOT return cardboard boxes used to transport items to the collection.
  • We WILL return gas cans used for transporting old gas or gas/oil mixtures. However, the cans will be sprayed with a disinfectant before we hand them back to you.

Learn More Ways You Can Help Protect Lake Michigan

MMSD Water Drop Alert

Text: WATERDROP to 414-296-4422

Receive Water Drop Alert text messages when heavy rain threatens the area. When a Water Drop Alert has been issued a reminder is sent to use less water until the rain passes. 

What do you do when an alert is issued?

  • Hold off on washing dishes and laundry
  • Take a shorter shower 
  • Empty your rain barrel
Only flush the three Ps - pee, poo, toilet paper

What Can I Flush Down the Toilet? 

Any items flushed other than toilet paper can create costly clogs in your home pipes, our community sewer pipes, and our water reclamation facilities. Learn what items you should not flush down your toilet.

Install a Milwaukee Rain Barrel

Install a Rain Barrel

Get FREE water by the barrel from your roof and use it when it’s dry outside to use in your landscape.  Rain barrels help keep excess water out of the sewer system and help reduce water pollution.