UPDATE: This year’s hazardous household material collection has been postponed from May 2, 2020 to July 25, 2020.

Kenosha County residents can dispose of their household hazardous waste, e-waste and refrigerant waste from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th Street, Bristol. This is the only countywide household hazardous waste collection scheduled for this year.

Household hazardous waste items include:

  • Household cleaners
  • Aerosol cans
  • Bug sprays
  • Vehicle maintenance related fluids
  • Oil-based paints
  • Paint removal products
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Pool chemicals
  • Garden/outdoor related products

Accepted e-waste items include:

  • Computers and peripherals (mice, keyboards, scanners, printers)
  • Fax machines and copiers
  • Electronic items such as stereos, iPods, TVs, VCRs, DVD, CD and MP3 players, phones and electronic toys
  • Power tools
  • Toner cartridges

All e-waste items will be accepted free of charge.

Refrigerant waste items include:

  • Refrigerators
  • Water coolers
  • Freezers
  • Air conditioners
  • Water heaters
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Microwaves and other household appliances

The following items will not be accepted:

  • Latex paint
  • Tires
  • Infectious or biological waste
  • Propane cylinders
  • Explosives
  • Radioactive waste
  • Medical and pharmaceutical waste and commercial or business waste

Latex paint is not considered to be a hazardous material. It may be disposed of with regular garbage by putting kitty litter in a box, spreading the paint over the litter and allowing it to dry. If latex paint cans are empty or the paint is completely dry in the can, it may also be disposed of with regular garbage.

Lead acid batteries, which include vehicle and power tool batteries, have not been accepted in the past but will be accepted this year.

For more information regarding the Household Hazardous Waste, E-waste and Refrigerant Waste Collection Day, please visit Kenosha County’s website or contact the Extension Kenosha County Office at 262-857-1945.

You can print a flyer for the event from the county here, and more information from Waste Management is available here. The full press release is also available here.