Environmentally Friendly Chemicals

When choosing chemicals for normal household uses, look for environmentally friendly products. When use of strong and potentially hazardous chemicals is necessary, be sure to dispose of any excess at a Clean Sweep Site, run by Waukesha County every year at the DPW garage. Do not dispose of these chemicals down the drain. For more information go to http://www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling.

Do not flush unused or expired medication down the toilet because these substances will make their way to our treatment plant causing potential harmful effects to our environment. It is also unsafe to throw medication into the trash where children or pets may find it. If improperly disposed of, these substances filter into the groundwater and end up in our lakes and streams. For more information go to http://www.oconomowoc-wi.gov/707/247-Drug-Dropbox