BRISTOL — Residents of Kenosha County must safely dispose of household chemicals, electronics and unnecessary refrigerants on Saturday.
The Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the County Center on Highways 45 and 50 in Bristol.
This event is open to anyone living in Kenosha County. There is no charge for disposing of accepted items.
“This is a great opportunity to get those items out of your home that might otherwise be difficult to dispose of in a safe and environmentally responsible way,” said Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman. “Kenosha County and our partners at Waste Management are pleased to offer this annual opportunity to our residents.”
Household hazardous waste accepted includes: household cleaners, aerosol cans, insect repellents, vehicle maintenance fluids, oil-based paints, paint strippers, fluorescent bulbs, chemicals for swimming pool and garden/outdoor related products.
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Electronic waste that can be dropped off includes: computers, laptops, fax machines, keyboards, mice, stereos, scanners, televisions, VCRs, DVD/CD/MP3 players, printers, telephones, copiers, power tools, toner cartridges and electronic devices. toys. Lead acid batteries, which include vehicle and power tool batteries, will also be accepted.
Waste refrigerants accepted include: refrigerators, water coolers, freezers, air conditioners, water heaters, dehumidifiers, microwaves and other household appliances.
Will not be accepted: latex paint, tires, infectious or biological waste, propane cylinders, explosives, radioactive waste, medical and pharmaceutical waste and commercial or business waste.
Latex paint is not considered a hazardous material. It can be disposed of with household trash by putting kitty litter in a box, spreading the paint on the litter and letting it dry. If the latex paint cans are empty or the paint is completely dry in the can, it can also be thrown away with the household waste.
Due to the popularity of collection events, there are sometimes long lines to drop off items.
As an alternative, City of Kenosha residents are encouraged to consider using the city’s hazardous waste and e-waste disposal programs.
For more information, visit https://www.kenosha.org/departments/water-utility/household-hazardous-waste-program.