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Hazardous Waste Collection
MONTHLY HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION WILL BEGIN AT THE VILLAGE COMPOST SITE IN JUNE - County Will Host Hazardous Waste Collection on May 5

Because a State grant that covered the cost of hazardous waste collection for Kenosha County residents two times per year was reduced by half in 2013, the Village was notified that a county-wide hazardous waste collection could no longer take place in Pleasant Prairie during the fall. In response, Village staff developed a plan to provide this service for Village residents.

The plan includes training staff to collect hazardous waste materials and constructing a storage facility to handle the materials until they are disposed of. It proved more cost effective for the Village to provide the service in-house several times per year than it would be to hire an outside contractor to provide the service for residents just three times per year.

Initial plans indicated one hazardous waste collection day per month between April and December (as indicated in the 2013 Village Calendar). Due to a delay in obtaining some of the equipment necessary for providing the new service, the Village Hazardous Waste Collection will now begin on June 1.

Beginning on June 1 and running through December 7, Village residents will be able to dispose of their hazardous waste at the Village Compost Site on the first Saturday of each month (June through December) from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Residents may also participate in the County hosted Hazardous Waste Collection on May 4 at the Kenosha County Municipal Center.

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