Emil Burgess, 7, stacks up boxes of diapers donated at a drive that 1HOPE and Waste Management hosted in conjunction with the 2023 household hazardous waste collection event Saturday at the Kenosha County Center. PHOTOS: KENOSHA COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS
Kenosha County is located in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Its population in 2019 was estimated to be 169,561, making it the eighth most populous county in Wisconsin. The county is named after the county seat, Kenosha, the fourth largest city in Wisconsin.
Kenosha County’s annual household hazardous waste collection event again drew a large crowd to the County Center in Bristol on Saturday (May 20).
The event, held in partnership between the county and Waste Management, offers residents a no-cost opportunity to dispose of household chemicals and electronic waste.
A line of vehicles stretched down Highway 50 for roughly a half mile at the start of the event, but the line quickly dissipated, and a steady stream of cars continued to come through after the initial rush.
County Executive Samantha Kerkman and Sheriff David Zoerner were on hand at the start of the event, greeting visitors and handing out flyers advertising the county’s ongoing broadband speed test initiative. On the other side of the building, the local organization 1HOPE and Waste Management hosted a diaper drive in conjunction with the hazardous waste event.
“This event is always popular, and it’s a great opportunity for people to get some spring cleaning done in their homes,” Kerkman said. “Hats off to our partners at Waste Management for working with us to make this possible for our residents.”