Household Hazardous Waste

City of Milwaukee residents should dispose of their Household Hazardous Waste through the program operated by Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD).  This program, operated through MMSD, is open to all Milwaukee County residents.

Household Hazardous Waste products DO NOT belong in your recycling or trash bins, however EMPTY containers may be recycled (most empty plastic containers) or landfilled (empty containers that held gasoline or oil).

Collection Sites

Milwaukee County residents can use any permanent or mobile collection site.

Milwaukee

  • South Drop Off Center - 3879 W Lincoln Avenue

    • Thursday - Saturday, 7 AM - 3 PM

    • NOT AVAILABLE at North Drop Off Center

  • 6060 S. 13th St. (just north of College Ave.)

    • Tuesday (11 AM - 6 PM)

    • Saturday (8 AM - 2 PM)

See MMSD's website for additional sites

2021 Printable Flyer - English

2021 Printable Flyer - Spanish

Examples of Accepted Items

For a full list, visit MMSD's website.

Garage & Workshop

  • Brake fluid
  • Deck strippers
  • Driveway sealer
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Gasoline
  • Latex paint
  • Oil-based paint
  • Paint stripper and thinner
  • Sealers & shellac
  • Varnish

Kitchen & Bathroom

  • Cleaners, solvent-based
  • Disinfectants
  • Floor care products
  • Thermometers

Home & Garden

  • Aerosol cans, full
  • Batteries (button and rechargeable)
  • Insect spray
  • Pesticides
  • Pool chemicals
  • Weed killer 

Items Not Accepted

  • Ammunition
  • Appliances
  • Compressed gas cylinders
  • Car batteries
  • Containers larger than 15 gallons
  • Electronics
  • Explosives & fireworks
  • Medical Waste, including sharps
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Radioactive waste
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