Lincoln and Lancaster County residents can dispose of unwanted chemicals at the appointment only household hazardous waste collection on Friday, March 24th. Reservations are limited. Residents can schedule an appointment by contacting the Health Department at 402-441-8035. Callers will be asked to identify the types and approximate quantity of waste they plan to bring, and will receive details on the time and location of the collection. Residents can also schedule appointments online by visiting lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: household) and going to the 'Safe Disposal' page.
Accepted items include pesticides, lawn and garden chemicals, household cleaning products, 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, brake or power steering fluids, and items containing mercury such as CFLs and thermometers. A complete list of accepted items is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: household).
Items NOT accepted include latex paint, motor oil, fertilizers, gas grill cylinders, medicines and pharmaceutical waste, electronics and batteries. For information on recycling these and other materials, check the "Waste Reduction and Recycling Guide" at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: recycle guide). No business waste will be accepted.
The event is free of charge to Lincoln and Lancaster County residents. Donations are accepted at the collection.
The household hazardous waste collections are partially funded by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.