MMSD Home Hazardous Waste Collection

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION

 

For more information please call (414) 225-2066

For Milwaukee County Residents only. Please, no businesses.

 

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Please follow the safety procedures below due to COVID-19.

  • Please stay in your vehicle.
  • Put all items in your 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.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION 

ITEMS YOU CAN BRING:

Garage & Workshop

Acetone

Artist’s paints and media

Antifreeze

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

Kerosene

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)

Shellac

Stain

Transmission fluid

Turpentine

Varnish

Wood filler

Wood preservative

 

Kitchen & Bathroom

Cleaners, solvent-based

Disinfectants

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)

Fungicide

Furniture polish

Metal polish, solvent-based

Insect spray

Lamp Oil

Light ballasts (W/out light fixture)

Mothballs

Pesticides

Pool chemicals

Rat poison

Shoe polish

Spot remover

Stump remover

Mercury thermostats

Weed killer

PLEASE DO NOT BRING 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 cylinder

Radioactive waste

Refrigerators

Sharps / needles

Smoke detectors

Stereos

Televisions

Tires of any type

Washing machines

Places To Get Rid Of Electronics and Other Items

MMSD's Household Hazardous Waste Program does not accept all items. 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.

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.  

Places To Get Rid Of Things We Do Not Take

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

 

Item Type Service
Appliances, Dehumidifiers, Air Conditioners
Numerous items
Refridgerant Depot, LLC
For a list of accepted items
Computers, Tablets, Cell Phones, Cameras Best Buy
For a list of electronics you can recycle for free
Home Pick Up Service
Numerous items
1-800-GOT-JUNK
Fire Extinguishers Milwaukee 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 Detectors First Alert
1-800-323-9005
Unused Prescription Medicine Take Back My Meds MKE
Find a drop box near you