MMSD Home Hazardous Waste Collection Site Drop-Off Line


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

Spanish Flyer

Wauwatosa City hall

1-Day Drop Off  |  Next Event September 7th

Drop off your household chemicals at Wauwatosa Department of Public Works.

We ACCEPT these items (NEW items in BOLD)



Autobody repair products

Battery acid

Brake fluid

Carburetor cleaner

Car wax

Fiberglass epoxy

Fuel additives


Metal polish

Oil / Oil filters

Parts cleaner

Road flares (No marine flares)

Rust remover

Spot remover

Transmission fluid

Painting & DIY


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)





Wood filler


Aerosol cans (Full)


Antibacterial products

Ballasts (Without light fixture)

Batteries (Button & rechargeable)


Carpet cleaner

Cooking oil (New & used)


Drain cleaner

Dry cleaning chemicals

Extension cords


Floor care products

Fluorescent bulbs

Furniture polish

Insect / Bug killer


Lamp oil

Lighter fluid

Mercury (Thermometers & thermostats)

Mosquito repellent


Oven cleaner


Pool chemicals

Rat / Rodent poison

String (Holiday) lights

Weed killer

Other Stuff

Hair dye

Hair remover

Hair spray


Liquid nicotine for vaping

Nail polish & remover

Pepper spray (Self-defense)


Shoe polish

Vape equipment (Nicotine Only)

  We DO NOT accept these items

Ammunition Compressed gas cylinders

Car batteries

Clothes dryers


Containers larger than 15 gallons


Fire extinguishers


Marine flares

Medical waste


Prescription drugs

Propane cylinders

Radioactive wastes



Smoke detectors Stereos


Tires of any type Washing machines



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


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


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


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 


1 Day Drop Off Locations

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

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.


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. 


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
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
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.