Silver Lake Clean-up day, Sunday, April 27th
The Silver Lake Citizens In Action group has scheduled a village wide clean-up day for Sunday, April 27th at noon. Anyone interested in volunteering to help should meet at that time at the Fire Department. Thank you!!
NOTICE: DELAYED SEWER BILL MAILING
Due to unforeseen technical problems in the printing of sewer bills, they will not be mailed out until the week of April 21-25. We are trying to resolve this problem as quickly as possible and apologize for the delay. Due to the circumstances, we will be extending the due date so that you will have ample time to pay. Thank you for your patience. Posted 4/17/14.
Update: The Sewer Bills will be mailed out on Wednesday, April 23rd. We have extended the due date to May 9th.
NOTICE: The Burning Ban HAS BEEN LIFTED.
Because of the recent rain, the burning ban in the Village of Silver Lake has been lifted. Burning permits can be obtained, and burning questions answered, by contacting Fire Chief Andy McFarlane, or by calling the Fire Station at 262-889-4713.
Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day - Saturday, May 3, 2014
Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser has announced this year’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. “The Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program is a FREE program and a great opportunity for Kenosha residents to dispose of their household hazardous waste in an environmentally friendly way, ” Kreuser said.
The Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program has been expanded this year to include e-waste (electronic waste) and refrigerant waste (items containing freon).
Everyone who lives in Kenosha County — the city, towns and villages — can dispose of their household hazardous waste, e-waste and refrigerant waste by bringing their waste items to the Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th Street, Bristol, on Saturday, May 3rd from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is the only county-wide household hazardous waste collection date scheduled for this year.
Household hazardous waste items include: household cleaners, aerosol cans, bug sprays, vehicle maintenance related fluids, oil-based paints, paint removal products, fluorescent bulbs, pool chemicals and garden/outdoor related products.
Accepted e-waste items include: computers, laptops, fax machines, keyboards, mice, stereos, scanners, iPods, VCR, DVD, CD and MP3 players, printers, phones, copiers, power tools, toner cartridges and electronic toys. A $10 fee will be charged for each TV dropped off. All other items will be taken free of charge.
Refrigerant waste items include: refrigerators, water coolers, freezers, air conditioners, water heaters, dehumidifiers, microwaves and other household appliances.
The following items will not be accepted: lead acid batteries, which include vehicle and power tool batteries, 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 to be a hazardous material. It may be disposed of with regular garbage by putting kitty litter in a box, spreading the paint over the litter and allowing it to dry. If latex paint cans are empty or the paint is completely dry in the can, it may also be disposed of with regular garbage.
Lead acid batteries can often be recycled at retail establishments that sell batteries. It is suggested that residents call to confirm that a retail establishment will accept recycled batteries before dropping them off.
For more information regarding the Household Hazardous Waste, E-Waste and Refrigerant Waste Collection Day, please visit Kenosha County’s website at www.kenoshacounty.org or contact Amy Greil — Community, Natural Resource and Economic Development Educator at the UW-Extension — by email at email@example.com or by phone at 262-857-1935.
Dispose of Unwanted Medications Safely –
Medication Collection Hours at the Silver Lake Village Hall - Mon-Fri (8AM-5PM) excluding holidays
The Kenosha County Division of Health has recently implemented a program for safe disposal of unwanted or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications. The program was implemented to ensure proper disposal of medications that should not be flushed or thrown in the garbage, as well as to help reduce the risk of illegal use of these drugs. There are four drop boxes available in the area where you can dispose of almost any medications. For more information about specific disposal instructions and box locations, visit the Kenosha County Division of Health website. Please take advantage of this resource so as to ensure the well-being of our community and environment.
Click on Kenosha County Medication Disposal Program for brochure updated on 3/21/14.
If you are disposing of large items that will not fit in the cans provided, please contact Advanced Disposal directly to schedule pickup at 1-800-248-2373.
If you are moving to another residence, please remember that the garbage and recycling carts stay with the house — they are assigned to the addresses. Please do not take them with you. They are the property of Advanced Disposal, our garbage/recycling hauler. Thank you.
About the Village of Silver Lake
Silver Lake most likely received it’s name from the Native Americans in the area because they considered the lake a shimmering pool of water. Later after the railroad arrived in 1886, the community became a summer spot for tourists and had a thriving ice business in the winter months. With electricity the ice business was over but recreation remained. Since it’s beginning, Silver Lake has been a resort recreation spot, a thriving and growing community, home to inventors, a great place to live and much more.