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Date:
January 7, 2015
For More Information Contact:
Dan N. King, Environmental Health Specialist, 402-441-8084
Janell Walther, NU Public Policy Center, 402-472-5678

City Seeks Input on Proposed Hazardous Waste Collection Facility

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) is seeking public input on how a permanent hazardous waste collection and disposal facility would be used by households and small businesses.

Individuals are invited to attend one of four focus group meetings:

Small business representatives are invited to attend one of two focus group meetings:

The City has identified the existing North 48th Street Transfer Station at 48th and Superior streets as a possible site for a permanent facility to handle hazardous waste such as pesticides, fuels, bleach, items containing mercury, drain cleaners, automotive fluids and pool chemicals.

LLCHD is working with the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center (PPC) on the public input process. Participants must be at least 18 years old, but do not have be knowledgeable about hazardous waste. The City wants to hear from those who have and those who have not used the hazardous waste collection and disposal services in Lincoln. Those interested in participating can visit go.unl.edu/hazardousmaterials or contact the PPC at 402-472-5678 or ppc@nebraska.edu.


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