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Hazardous Waste Collection
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.

Environmental problems can arise, however, if items are not disposed of properly. Do NOT burn, bury, dump (in any yard, toilet or down a storm sewer) or mix leftover products. Chemical containers should not be reused for any other purpose.

Hazardous Waste Collection begins at the Village Compost Site (8600 Green Bay Road) on Saturday, April 5. Collection will take place on the first Saturday of every month (April through December) from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

You may bring any products that say: Caution, Combustible, Corrosive, Danger, Flammable, Pesticide, Poison, Reactive, Toxic or Warning. Products will be recycled or disposed of in an environmentally safe manner. Items not accepted include: biological material or medical wastes, commercial waste, propane cylinders, explosives, radioactive materials, latex paint (not considered hazardous), or tires (accepted at the Compost Site for a minimal fee).

In 2014, the Village received a $7,900 grant from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection to help cover the costs related to disposing of the materials collected. During 2013, the Village collected nearly 15,675 pounds of hazardous waste. If you have questions about Hazardous Waste Disposal, please contact the Public Works Department at pw@plprairie.com or 925.6700, or click here.

Kenosha County will also provide Household Hazardous Waste Collection and an E-waste Recycling Event at the Kenosha County Center (19600 75th Street, Bristol) between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 3. Click "View PDF" below to learn more about the County event.

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