MMSD Home Hazardous Waste Collection Site Drop-Off Line

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION

Home HazMat Collection

Safely Dispose of Household Chemicals

Please drop off your household hazardous waste at one of our three permanent collection locations or an upcoming 1-Day Drop-Off site. Help us keep household chemicals out of our water and the environment.

New items we accept are in BOLD below.

For Milwaukee County Residents only, please, no businesses.

Home Hazmat PDF Flyer - English

2024 HazMat
Printable Flyer

English Flyer

Cardinal Strich entrance


1-Day Drop Off  |  Next Event May 6th

Drop off your household chemicals at Augustine Prep - Glendale. (Formerly Cardinal Stritch University) 

We ACCEPT these items (NEW items in BOLD)

Automotive

Antifreeze

Autobody repair products

Battery acid

Brake fluid

Carburetor cleaner

Car wax

Fiberglass epoxy

Fuel additives

Gasoline

Metal polish

Oil / Oil filters

Parts cleaner

Road flares (No marine flares)

Rust remover

Spot remover

Transmission fluid

Painting & DIY

Acetone

Contact cement

Driveway sealer

Deck stripper (Wood bleach)

Glue / Adhesives

Joint compound

Paint (Any kind)

Paint thinner / Stripper

Photo developing chemicals

Roofing tar

Sealers (Wood & concrete)

Shellac

Stain

Turpentine

Varnish

Wood filler

Home

Aerosol cans (Full)

Ammonia

Antibacterial products

Ballasts (Without light fixture)

Batteries (Button & rechargeable)

Bleach

Carpet cleaner

Cooking oil (New & used)

Disinfectants

Drain cleaner

Dry cleaning chemicals

Extension cords

Fertilizer

Floor care products

Fluorescent bulbs

Furniture polish

Insect / Bug killer

Kerosene

Lamp oil

Lighter fluid

Mercury (Thermometers & thermostats)

Mosquito repellent

Mothballs

Oven cleaner

Pesticides

Pool chemicals

Rat / Rodent poison

String (Holiday) lights

Weed killer

Other Stuff

Hair dye

Hair remover

Hair spray

Formaldehyde

Liquid nicotine for vaping

Nail polish & remover

Pepper spray (Self-defense)

Perfume

Shoe polish

Vape equipment (Nicotine Only)

  We DO NOT accept these items

Ammunition Compressed gas cylinders

Car batteries

Clothes dryers

Computers

Containers larger than 15 gallons

Explosives

Fire extinguishers

Fireworks

Marine flares

Medical waste

Microwaves

Prescription drugs

Propane cylinders

Radioactive wastes

Refrigerators

Sharps/Needles

Smoke detectors Stereos

Televisions

Tires of any type Washing machines

Stereos

Televisions

Tires of any type

Washing machines

 

Year-Round Collection

3 Drop-Off Locations
 

6060 S 13th St. Milwaukee, WI - Map


Milwaukee | 13th Street

6060 S 13th Street,
Milwaukee, WI 53221

just north of College Ave

  Drive-thru Dropoff Map

Open

TUE  11am - 6pm
SAT     8am - 2pm


2024 Closed days
 5/25  |  8/31  |  11/30  |  12/24  |  12/31

3879 W Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53221


Milwaukee | Lincoln Ave

3879 W Lincoln Ave,
Milwaukee, WI 53215


Open

THU  7am - 3pm
FRI    7am - 3pm
SAT   7am - 3pm


2024 Closed days
 3/29  |  7/4  |  11/28  |  11/29

 

W124N9451 Boundary Road, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051


Open

MON   11am - 6pm
WED    11am - 6pm
SAT        8am - 2pm


2024 Closed days
1/1 |   1/15 |  2/19  |  5/27  |  6/19  |   9/2  |  11/11 | 11/30 | 12/25  |  1/1/25 

Events 

1 Day Drop Off Locations

One-day events to drop off your household chemicals at a drive-thru collection drop-off location.
 

Cardinal Stritch University - map

Saturday  | May 6th
8am - 2pm

Augustine Prep - (Formerly Cardinal Stritch University)

6801 N Yates Rd, Fox Point, WI 53217
(Main entrance - off Port Washington Rd)

 

State Fair Park - map

Saturday  |  Oct 12th
8am - 2pm

State Fair Park

640 S 84th St, West Allis, WI 53214
(GATE 1 - off Greenfield Ave)

 

 Dropoff Safety Procedures

  • You must stay in your vehicle at all times.
     
  • Put all items in your trunk or as close to the hatchback as possible.
  • 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.


Disposal Locations for items NOT ACCEPTED

We're providing the following list, as a public service, of places where you can properly dispose of certain items.

You should check with your municipality to see if it offers disposal services for items not accepted at our hazardous waste collection facilities. MMSD's Household Hazardous Waste Program does not accept all items.

Electronics

Wisconsin's electronics recycling law bans certain electronic items from landfills, such as TVs, computers, printers, and fax machines. It also creates a statewide recycling program called E-Cycle Wisconsin. There are many convenient electronics drop-off locations under the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources E-Cycle program.  

The E-Cycle program is the state's first comprehensive system in Wisconsin for recycling electronics from households and K-12 public schools. Under the new program, manufacturers will bear the primary financial responsibility for the recycling of banned electronics.

Proper Handling  of Used Batteries

According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, single-use alkaline batteries currently have little recycling value and may be thrown in the trash. However, batteries used in many household and office products, as well as motor vehicle batteries, contain a variety of heavy metals and other materials that can be harmful to human health and the environment if not handled properly. You can bring your rechargeable and button batteries to the MMSD Home Hazmat Collection sites. 

Medications

Protect Lake Michigan and combat the opioid crisis by safely disposing your unused prescription medicine at one of these free drop boxes.

Take Back My Meds

Take back my meds program dropoff box map in Milwaukee.

Other Disposal Locations

Companies listed below may charge a fee for disposing of items at their facilities. Call ahead for costs and hours of operation.
 

Item TypeService
Appliances, Dehumidifiers, Air Conditioners
Numerous items
Refridgerant Depot, LLC
For a list of accepted items
Computers, Tablets, Cell Phones, CamerasBest Buy
For a list of electronics you can recycle for free
Home Pick Up Service
Numerous items
1-800-GOT-JUNK
Fire ExtinguishersMilwaukee Recharging Service,
5707 W. Vliet, Milwaukee, 414-774-0772

Accurate Recharge & Fire
5811 N. 96th, Milwaukee 414-464-1870
Safe Needle Disposal Safe Needle Disposal
For disposal instructions and drop off locations
Smoke DetectorsFirst Alert
1-800-323-9005
Unused Prescription Medicine Take Back My Meds MKE
Find a drop box near you


 

Have a Question?

Give us a call (414) 225-2066

For Milwaukee County Residents only. Please, no businesses.