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Household Hazardous Waste Collection at State Fair Park April 30 to May 1, 2021

04/28/21 10:00:am
household hazardous waste drop off site at wisconsin state fair park

 

(Milwaukee, WI) – Clear your home of household chemicals the safe way and drop them off at the first, mobile, Home HazMat collection of 2021 at State Fair Park. 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. For Milwaukee County residents ONLY. Sorry, NO businesses allowed.  

Hours for the Household Hazardous Waste collection are 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on April 30, 2021, and 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on May 1, 2021.

 

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.

Hours for the State Fair collection are 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on April 30, 2021, and 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on May 1, 2021.

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.

 

For a list of things you can and cannot drop off, locations, and hours, go to: https://www.mmsd.com/what-you-can-do/home-haz-mat-collection

To get to the State Fair Park collection, enter gate 1 just off Greenfield Ave (see map below). Follow the signs just outside the Milwaukee Mile to the drop-off location.

household hazardous waste drop off site at wisconsin state fair park

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Water Drop Alert

Text: WATERDROP to 797979

Receive Water Drop Alert text messages when large storms threaten the area. When a Water Drop Alert has been issued a reminder is sent to use less water until the storm passes. 

What do you do when an alert is issued?
Try to use less water until the storm passes.

  • Hold off on washing dishes and laundry
  • Take a shorter shower 
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