MMSD Home Hazardous Waste Collection Site Drop-Off Line


Home HazMat Collection

Safely Dispose of Household Chemicals

Drop off your household hazardous waste at one of our permanent collection locations. Check back for the upcoming 1-Day Drop-Off sites in 2024. Help us keep household chemicals out of our water and the environment.

For Milwaukee County Residents only, please, no businesses.

Home Hazmat PDF Flyer - English

2023 HazMat
Printable Flyers

English Flyer

Volantes en Español

We DO ACCEPT these items

Garage & Workshop


Artist’s paints and media


Auto body repair products

Automobile oil

Ballasts (without light fixture)

Battery acid

Brake fluid

Car wax, solvent-based

Contact cement

Deck strippers (wood bleach, sealers and preservatives)

Driveway sealer

Fuel additives

Fiberglass epoxy

Fluorescent light bulbs

Gasoline/oil mixtures

Gasoline and other fuels

Glue, solvent-based

Glue, water-based

Joint compound


Latex paint

Lighter fluid

Non-automotive oils

Oil filters

Oil-based paint

Paint thinner

Paint stripper

Parts cleaner

Pepper spray

Photographic chemicals

Road flares

Roofing tar

Rust remover

Sealers (wood & concrete)



Transmission fluid



Wood filler

Wood preservative

Home & Garden

Aerosol cans, full

Batteries (button & rechargeable)

Dry cleaning solvent

Fertilizer (with pesticides)


Furniture polish

Metal polish, solvent-based

Insect spray

Lamp Oil

Light ballasts (W/out light fixture)



Pool chemicals

Rat poison

Shoe polish

Spot remover

String lights (indoor/outdoor)

Stump remover

Mercury thermostats

Weed killer

Kitchen & Bathroom

Cleaners, solvent-based


Floor care products

Hair remover

Nail polish

Nail polish remover

Oven cleaner

Mercury thermometers

  We DO NOT accept these items


Compressed gas cylinders

Car batteries

Clothes dryers


Containers larger than 15 gallons


Fire Extinguishers


Marine flares

Medical Waste


Prescription drugs

Propane cylinder

Radioactive waste


Sharps / needles

Smoke detectors



Tires of any type

Washing machines


Year-Round Collection

3 Drop-Off Locations

6060 S 13th St. Milwaukee, WI - Map

Milwaukee | 13th Street

6060 S 13th Street,
Milwaukee, WI 53221

just north of College Ave

  Drive-thru Dropoff Map


TUE  11am - 6pm
SAT     8am - 2pm

2023 Closed days
 5/27  |  7/01  |  9/02  |  11/25  |  12/23  |  12/30

3879 W Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53221

Milwaukee | Lincoln Ave

3879 W Lincoln Ave,
Milwaukee, WI 53215


THU  7am - 3pm
FRI    7am - 3pm
SAT   7am - 3pm

2023 Closed days
 4/7  |  7/01  |  11/23  |  11/24


W124N9451 Boundary Road, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051


MON   11am - 6pm
WED    11am - 6pm
SAT        8am - 2pm

2023 Closed days
2/20  |   4/8   |  5/27  |  5/29  |  7/01  |   9/02  |  9/04  | 11/11 | 12/23  |  12/25  |  12/30  | 01/01/24

 Dropoff Safety Procedures

  • You must stay in your vehicle at all times.
  • Put all items in your trunk or as close to the hatchback as possible.
    For social distancing purposes, we will NOT accept or unload any items in back seats that are directly behind the driver’s seat. 
  • We will NOT return cardboard boxes used to transport items to the collection.
  • We WILL return gas cans used for transporting old gas or gas/oil mixtures.
    However, the cans will be sprayed with a disinfectant before we hand them back to you.

Disposal Locations for items NOT ACCEPTED

We're providing the following list, as a public service, of places where you can properly dispose of certain items.

You should check with your municipality to see if it offers disposal services for items not accepted at our hazardous waste collection facilities. MMSD's Household Hazardous Waste Program does not accept all items.


Wisconsin's electronics recycling law bans certain electronic items from landfills, such as TVs, computers, printers, and fax machines. It also creates a statewide recycling program called E-Cycle Wisconsin. There are many convenient electronics drop-off locations under the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources E-Cycle program.  

The E-Cycle program is the state's first comprehensive system in Wisconsin for recycling electronics from households and K-12 public schools. Under the new program, manufacturers will bear the primary financial responsibility for the recycling of banned electronics.

Proper Handling  of Used Batteries

According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, single-use alkaline batteries currently have little recycling value and may be thrown in the trash. However, batteries used in many household and office products, as well as motor vehicle batteries, contain a variety of heavy metals and other materials that can be harmful to human health and the environment if not handled properly. You can bring your rechargeable and button batteries to the MMSD Home Hazmat Collection sites. 


Protect Lake Michigan and combat the opioid crisis by safely disposing your unused prescription medicine at one of these free drop boxes.

Take Back My Meds

Take back my meds program dropoff box map in Milwaukee.

Other Disposal Locations

Companies listed below may charge a fee for disposing of items at their facilities. Call ahead for costs and hours of operation.

Item TypeService
Appliances, Dehumidifiers, Air Conditioners
Numerous items
Refridgerant Depot, LLC
For a list of accepted items
Computers, Tablets, Cell Phones, CamerasBest Buy
For a list of electronics you can recycle for free
Home Pick Up Service
Numerous items
Fire ExtinguishersMilwaukee Recharging Service,
5707 W. Vliet, Milwaukee, 414-774-0772

Accurate Recharge & Fire
5811 N. 96th, Milwaukee 414-464-1870
Safe Needle Disposal Safe Needle Disposal
For disposal instructions and drop off locations
Smoke DetectorsFirst Alert
Unused Prescription Medicine Take Back My Meds MKE
Find a drop box near you


Have a Question?

Give us a call (414) 225-2066

For Milwaukee County Residents only. Please, no businesses.