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Household Hazardous Waste Collection at Nicolet High School June 26

06/18/21 11:05:am
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(Milwaukee, WI) – Clear your home of household chemicals the safe way and drop them off at Nicolet High School. 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 moreFor Milwaukee County residents ONLY. Sorry, NO businesses allowed.  

Hours for the Household Hazardous Waste collection are 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

For a list of things you can and cannot drop off, locations, and hours, go to:

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

New Drive-Through Collection Open All Year Long

There are three Home HazMat collection sites open all year for Milwaukee County residents, including a new location on 13th Street in Milwaukee, just north of College Avenue. It’s less than a mile from the freeway.

Ways You Can Help Protect Lake Michigan

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. 

disconnect your downspout in milwaukee

Downspout Disconnection

Every downspout on your home can send 12 gallons of water a minute to the sewer system, which increases the risk of basement backups and sewer overflows. Disconnect and help keep excess water out of sanitary sewers.

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