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2012 Media Releases


Date:
October 1, 2012
For More Information Contact:
Dan King, Environmental Health Specialist, 402-441-8084
Laurel Erickson, Environmental Educator, 402-441-8035

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Set for Oct. 13th

Lincoln and Lancaster County residents are encouraged to bring their household hazardous waste to a collection event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, October 13 at the south end of Woods Park, 31st and "J" streets.

The final collection event of the year will be by appointment only on Friday, November 16, so the public is encouraged to safely dispose of these unwanted items now:

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 attending are urged to ask elderly neighbors or relatives if they have materials needing proper disposal.

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

This event is for households only. Business waste will not be accepted. Small businesses, including churches and non-profits, should contact the Health Department at 402-441-8021 for information on hazardous waste disposal options.

Residents may contact the Health Department now to set an appointment for the Nov. 16 appointment-only event. More information can also be found at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: recycling).


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