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Many household materials are hazardous. Hazardous materials must be properly stored, handled and disposed of so as not to create a potential health or environmental hazard. For information about proper storage, handling and disposal of hazardous materials, or if you are unsure if an item is hazardous, contact the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department at 441-8040.

Guidelines When Dealing With Household Hazardous Waste:

  • Take to household hazardous waste collection site
  • Some household hazardous waste may be recyclable and can be taken to a recycler
  • Household hazardous waste should never be taken to the landfill where it can create an environmental hazard

These Items That Should Be Taken To A Household Hazardous Waste Collection:
Upholstery Cleaner
Paint Thinner/Turpentine
Lighter Fluid
Car Wax
Wood Preservatives
Swimming Pool Chemicals
Carburetor Cleaner
Bug Sprays
Moth Balls
Oil Based Paint
Furniture, and Metal Polish

These Items That May Be Poured Down The Drain Separate From Each Other With Plenty Of Water But May Not Be Safe For Septic Systems (Do not mix chemicals when pouring into drain):
Drain Cleaner
Water Based Glue
Oven Cleaner
Bathroom Cleaners
Window Cleaner

Hazardous Materials That Should Be Recycled:

Used Oil
Rechargeable Batteries
Brake Fluid
Auto Transmission Fluid
Flourescent Light Bulbs
Button (watch) Batteries
Car Batteries
For recycling locations call (402) 441-8040

Click Here for a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule.

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