Hazardous Waste Collection

    WasteWhat are Hazardous Wastes?
    Household hazardous wastes are common products found in the home. People usually store these materials for a time and eventually discard the unwanted items and their containers. When products are used according to label directions, most are not hazardous to use. They may become hazardous if you use or store them improperly. Environmental problems can arise if you dispose of products improperly.

    Please DO NOT BURN, BURY, DUMP (in yard, toilet or down a storm sewer) or MIX leftover products. Chemical containers should not be reused for any other purpose.

    How to dispose of Hazardous Wastes
    Village residents can dispose of their hazardous wastes during Household Hazardous Waste Collection. This takes place at the Kenosha County Municipal Center (Hwy 45 & 50) on the first Saturday of May.

    The Village will accept hazardous waste at the Residential Recycling Center ‚Äč(8000 128th Street) on the first Saturday of every month for Pleasant Prairie residents only.

      BarrelsBring your household hazardous waste. We will recycle or dispose of it in an environmentally safe manner.

    What can I dispose of?
    BRING any products that say:
    Caution, Combustible, Corrosive, Danger, Flammable, Pesticide, Poison, Reactive, Toxic or Warning.

    The following WILL be accepted:

    Kitchen/Bathroom Garage/Workshop Garden/Miscellaneous
    Aerosol cans
    Bug sprays
    Floor care products
    Metal polish
    Furniture polish
    Oven cleaners
    Drain cleaners
    Bathroom cleaners
    Tile cleaners
    Old gasoline
    Gasoline/oil mixed
    Brake fluid
    Auto repair products
    Transmission fluid
    Other oils/cleaners
    Oil paints
    Paint thinner
    Paint stripper
    Chemical fertilizer
    Rat poison
    Artists' paints
    Fiberglass epoxy
    Gun cleaning solvents
    Moth balls
    Pool chemicals
    Photographic chemicals
    Fluorescent bulbs

    The following WILL NOT be accepted:
    Biological material
    Commercial wastes
    Cylinders (propane)
    Medical wastes
    Radioactive materials
    Latex paint*

    *Latex paint is not accepted because it is not considered a hazardous material. Solidified latex paint can be disposed of in household trash. Remember to let the paint dry out before disposing with your regular garbage.

    Who can participate?
    You must be a resident of Pleasant Prairie to participate.

    Please do Not:
    DO NOT DUMP leftover products in the backyard or down a storm sewer or toilet.
    DO NOT BURN leftover products.
    DO NOT BURY leftover products.
    DO NOT REUSE pesticide, herbicide, or other chemical containers for other purposes.
    DO NOT MIX chemical wastes.

    Questions? If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Hazardous Waste Collection Program, please contact:

    Department of Public Works
    7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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