2012 Media Releases

Date:
August 13, 2012
For More Information Contact:
Dan King, Environmental Health Specialist, 402-441-8084
Laurel Erickson, Environmental Educator, 402-441-8035

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Planned

Residents of Lincoln and Lancaster encouraged to bring their household hazardous waste to Veyance Technologies, 4021 N. 56th St. (formerly Goodyear), from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, August 25. The following is a list of some common products being collected:

  • CFL (compact fluorescent light) bulbs and tubes
  • pesticides
  • paint thinners
  • stains
  • polishes and waxes
  • turpentine
  • pool cleaning chemicals
  • flea and tick powders
  • rodent poison
  • charcoal starter fluids
  • mixed or old gasoline
  • oil-based paint
  • nail polish and other nail products
  • items containing mercury, including thermometers, upholstery cleaners, grease removers and brake and power steering fluids

Items that can be recycled or safely disposed of and will not be accepted include latex paint, motor oil, gas grill cylinders, pharmaceutical waste, electronics and batteries.

Residents are reminded to take the steps necessary to safely transport products to the collection event. Products should be in their original containers, protected from potential spills during transport, and placed away from the passenger area of the vehicle. Those planning to attend are urged to ask elderly neighbors or relatives if they have materials needing proper disposal.

No business waste is accepted at these collections. Small businesses including churches, non-profits should contact the Health Department at 402-441-8021 for information on hazardous waste disposal options. For more information, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: recycling).