Garbage Recycling & Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste Collection

What 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 on Saturday, May 3. The Village will accept hazardous waste at the Village Compost Site on the first Saturday of every month from April 5 to December 6.

Bring 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 Old gasoline Chemical fertilizer
Bug sprays Gasoline/oil mixed Fungicides
Floor care products Antifreeze Herbicides
Metal polish Brake fluid Rat poison
Furniture polish Auto repair products Artists' paints
Oven cleaners Transmission fluid Fiberglass epoxy
Drain cleaners Other oils/cleaners Gun cleaning solvents
Bathroom cleaners Oil paints Moth balls
Tile cleaners Paint thinner Pool chemicals
Disinfectant Paint stripper Photographic chemicals
Batteries Varnish Fluorescent bulbs

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

*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
262-694-1403
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
sanitation@plprairie.com