If you have interesting books that should be saved in a good place, rather than simply donating to Goodwill, you can donate them to the Library of Congress. They ask that you do not send your items through USPS, as they will be irradiated and possibly damaged. Rather, send them only via FedEx or UPS to the address below. Inform them that your package has been shipped by contact them through their website. Include your full name and mailing address. If possible, provide the carrier’s name and tracking number.
Library of Congress
DEPARTMENT A – ATTN: Cindy Hileman, UG
101 Independence Avenue, SE (STOP 4174)
Washington, DC 20540-4174
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?
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
Artist’s paints and media
Auto body repair products
Car wax, solvent-based
Deck strippers (wood bleach, sealers and preservatives)
Fluorescent light bulbs
Gasoline and other fuels
Kitchen & Bathroom
Floor care products
Nail polish remover
Home & Garden
Aerosol cans, full
Batteries (button & rechargeable)
Dry cleaning solvent
Fertilizer (with pesticides)
Metal polish, solvent-based
MMSD also provides a list of places that other items can be taken:
|Refridgerant Depot, LLC
Web Site and List of Accepted Items
|Home Pick Up Service
(Small camping tanks for lanterns and grills)
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
|Fire Extinguishers||Milwaukee Recharging Service,
5707 W. Vliet, Milwaukee, 414-774-0772Accurate Recharge & Fire
5811 N. 96th, Milwaukee 414-464-1870