Recycle, Dispose of Home Chemicals and Items Properly

Have you ever wondered where to take your old printer, or broken laptop?  Have you ever felt guilty about putting spent light bulbs in the trash, wondering if there is better place for them?  I have!!!!

Check with the waste water treatment facility of your city or town, or check with the local government, and ask if there are guidelines for disposing of home and workshop items properly.

This is the website with guidance for Milwaukee, Wisconsin: https://www.mmsd.com/what-you-can-do/home-haz-mat-collection.

Let’s clean up our world!

 

 

Here is a list of items the MMSD is taking:

ITEMS YOU CAN BRING

Garage & Workshop

Acetone

Artist’s paints and media

Antifreeze

Auto body repair products

Automobile oil

Battery acid

Brake fluid

Car wax, solvent-based

Contact cement

Deck strippers (wood bleach, sealers and preservatives)

Driveway sealer

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

Photographic chemicals

Roofing tar

Rust remover

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

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

Mothballs

Pesticides

Pool chemicals

Rat poison

Shoe polish

Spot remover

Stump remover

Thermostats

Weed killer

 

MMSD also provides a list of places that other items can be taken:

Item Type Service
Appliances
Dehumidifiers
Air Conditioners
Numerous items
Refridgerant Depot, LLC
Web Site and List of Accepted Items
Home Pick Up Service
Numerous items
1-800-GOT-JUNK
Propane Tanks
(Small camping tanks for lanterns and grills)
Amerigas,
6034 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee, 1-800-635-5501
Computers, Home Electronics, Microwaves, Copy Machines The Arcoa Group,
7760 S. 6th St., Oak Creek, 847-599-9001 ext. 218
Computers Televisions Dehumidifiers Latex Paint Jensen Environmental Management,
W144S6347 College Ct., Muskego, 414-422-9169
Smoke Detectors First Alert
1-800-323-9005
Fire Extinguishers Milwaukee Recharging Service,
5707 W. Vliet, Milwaukee, 414-774-0772

Accurate Recharge & Fire
5811 N. 96th, Milwaukee 414-464-1870