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Household Hazardous Waste Collection at Nicolet High School June 25, 2022

06/10/22 03:00:pm
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(Milwaukee, WI) – Clear your home of household chemicals, and help keep them out of our rivers, Lake Michigan, and the environment. Safely drop off your household hazardous waste at Nicolet High School on June 25, 2022, from 8 am to 2 pm. It’s FREE to visit MMSD Home Hazmat collections, where you can get rid of paint, compact fluorescent light bulbs, motor oil, rechargeable batteries, and much more (see list below). The drop-off is only open to Milwaukee County residentsSorry, businesses are not allowed. 

The Nicolet High School Household Hazardous Waste collection is on June 25, 2022, from 8 am to 2 pm.

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

Drive-Through Home HazMat Collection Sites Open All Year Long

Three Home HazMat collection sites are open all year for Milwaukee County residents.

Items You Can Bring:

Garage & Workshop


Artist’s paints and media


Auto body repair products

Automobile oil

Ballasts (without light fixture)

Battery acid

Brake fluid

Car wax, solvent-based

Contact cement

Deck strippers (wood bleach, sealers and preservatives)

Driveway sealer

Fuel additives

Fiberglass epoxy

Fluorescent light bulbs

Gasoline/oil mixtures

Gasoline and other fuels

Glue, solvent-based

Glue, water-based

Joint compound


Latex paint

Lighter fluid

Non-automotive oils

Oil filters

Oil-based paint

Paint thinner

Paint stripper

Parts cleaner

Pepper spray

Photographic chemicals

Road flares

Roofing tar

Rust remover

Sealers (wood & concrete)



Transmission fluid



Wood filler

Wood preservative


Kitchen & Bathroom

Cleaners, solvent-based


Floor care products

Hair remover

Nail polish

Nail polish remover

Oven cleaner

Mercury thermometers

Home & Garden

Aerosol cans, full

Batteries (button & rechargeable)

Dry cleaning solvent

Fertilizer (with pesticides)


Furniture polish

Metal polish, solvent-based

Insect spray

Lamp Oil

Light ballasts (W/out light fixture)



Pool chemicals

Rat poison

Shoe polish

Spot remover

Stump remover

Mercury thermostats

Weed killer

Please Do Not Bring These Items:


Compressed gas cylinders

Car batteries

Clothes dryers


Containers larger than 15 gallons


Fire Extinguishers


Marine flares

Medical Waste


Prescription drugs

Propane cylinder

Radioactive waste


Sharps / needles

Smoke detectors



Tires of any type

Washing machines

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  • Hold off on washing dishes and laundry
  • Take a shorter shower 
  • Empty your rain barrel