Kenosha County has announced that this year’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be May 1, 2021.
The program provides a free way for Kenosha County residents to dispose of hazardous waste in an environmentally friendly way.
Items can be dropped off at the Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th Street, Bristol, between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. This is the only countywide household hazardous waste collection date 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:
- Fax machines
- DVD, CD and MP3 players
- Power tools
- Toner cartridges
- Electronic toys
All e-waste items will be accepted free of charge.
Refrigerant waste items include:
- Water coolers
- Air conditioners
- Water heaters
- Microwaves and other household appliances
The following items will not be accepted:
- Latex paint
- Infectious or biological waste
- Propane cylinders
- Radioactive waste
- Medical and pharmaceutical waste
- 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 batterie,) 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 at www.kenoshacounty.org or contact the Extension Kenosha County Office at 262-857-1945. A copy of the Kenosha County press release is available here, and more information on this flyer.
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