2011 Media Releases

Date:
August 16, 2011
For More Information Contact:
Dan N. King, Environmental Health Specialist, 402-441-8084
Laurel Erickson, Environmental Educator, 402-441-8035

Fall Household Hazardous Waste Collections Start August 27th

Residents of Lancaster County households will have an opportunity to dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW) on Saturday, August 27, at Veyance Technologies, 4021 N. 56th St. (formerly Goodyear) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. No business waste is accepted at these HHW collections.

Fall is a good time to rid the house and garage of unwanted household chemicals. If you have friends or neighbors who could put them to use, that's always the first choice. If that's not an option, bring them to the HHW collections this fall.

Items accepted at the HHW collections include fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) and tubes, pesticides, paint thinners, stains, polishes and waxes, turpentine, oil-based paint, pool cleaning chemicals, flea and tick powders, rodent poison, charcoal starter fluids, mixed or old gasoline, mercury-containing items including thermometers, upholstery cleaners, grease removers and brake and power steering fluids.

Some items or products can be recycled or safely disposed of locally—these will not be accepted at HHW collections. These include latex paint, motor oil, gas grill cylinders, pharmaceutical waste, electronics, and batteries. For more information on recycling these and other items, check the city website at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: recycling) or call 402-441-8021.

Additional collections will be held in September, October, and November. The HHW program at the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department is partially funded by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.