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Household Hazardous Waste Collection at Brookfield Zoo

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Dispose of your household hazardous waste in an environmentally-friendly manner this Saturday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Brookfield Zoo, North Parking Lot, 8400 W. 31st St. in Brookfield.

Items that residents may bring include unwanted medicines, chemical cleaners, aerosol and oil-based paints, paint thinners, antifreeze, weed killers, insecticides, pesticides, and similar hazardous household products. Batteries and electronic waste will also be collected. Smoke detectors, agricultural chemicals, controlled substances and sharps will not be accepted. Latex paint is not considered hazardous; it can be dried and taken out with the regular trash.

Contractor, agricultural, business, governmental, commercial, industrial, school or public works wastes cannot be accepted.

While they are routinely used to clean, maintain vehicles, and garden, household hazardous waste poses an environmental threat. Consumer product labels that include “danger,” “warning,” or “caution” are an indication that the product should be disposed of in a special manner.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019
Brookfield Zoo, North parking lot, 8400 W. 31st St, Brookfield, Ill.