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Disposal/Recycling Information by Type of Item


Disposal Information by Type of Item

Fees and restrictions may apply. Please call first.

Aluminum Can Buyback Centers

A & J Recycling
3250 N. 20th St. • 402-438-3684
A-Can Recycling
3255 S. 10th St. • 402-421-9101
Alter Metal Recycling
6100 N. 70th St. • 402-476-3306
Sadoff Iron & Metal Company
4400 W. Webster St. • 402-470-2510
Scrapy's
7701 Cornhusker Hwy. • 402-217-9095

Accepts other scrap metal
Accepts microwaves


Appliances

Residents may dispose of appliances at the curb, but should contact the waste hauler before doing so. Residents should expect a fee for curbside collection of appliances. Residents may haul appliances to the 48th Street Transfer Station for a fee of $5/appliance plus gate fee. Metal recyclers often accept appliances.

123 System Solutions
17 Gateway Mall • 402-464-5556
(large appliances by appointment only)
A & J Recycling
3250 N. 20th St. 402-438-3684
Alan Mitchell's Appliance
4033 Progressive Ave., #1 • 402-420-2012
Allen's New & Used Batteries
3320 Cleveland Ave., Suite 2 • 402-467-2455
(washers, dryers, stoves and hot water tanks)
Alter Metal Recycling
6100 N. 70th St. • 402-476-3306
Hoffman's Appliance
4734 Adams St. • 402-466-6252
(water heaters accepted; no dishwashers)
Major Appliance
3221 Huntington Ave. • 402-466-1022
(24/7 drop-off)
N. 48th St. Transfer Station
5101 N. 48th St. • 402-441-8104
Sadoff Iron & Metal Company
4400 W Webster St. • 402-470-2510
Scrapy's
7701 Cornhusker Hwy. • 402-217-9095

Accepts other scrap metal
Accepts microwaves


Automotive

Antifreeze:

Ask your neighbors or relatives if they need it.

Keep antifreeze away from children and pets since it can be poisonous.

If you are on a city sewer system, pour it down the toilet with excess water - three parts water to one part antifreeze. Do not pour antifreeze into a septic tank system.


Automobiles

Must have clear title.

Capital City Auto Recyclers
100 W. "P" St. • 402-475-2982
Four Brothers Auto Salvage
5440 N. 70th St. • 402-467-3531
Kendle's Auto Salvage
100 W. Sumner St. • 402-477-9702
LKQ Auto Parts of Lincoln
3450 N. 35th Cir. • 402-467-4541
Scrapy's
7701 Cornhusker Hwy. • 402-217-9095
Star City Auto Salvage
2705 N. 33rd St. • 402-464-7009

Accepts other scrap metal
Accepts microwaves


Automotive oil:

Automotive oil is prohibited from disposal in the landfill and regular garbage.

DO NOT dump used oil on the ground, in the storm drain, into the street, or in the garbage. Recycling: Oil must be free of contaminants such as gasoline, water, antifreeze, dirt, leaves, debris, and other solids. Drain oil into a container that has a lid and is clearly labeled "used oil". Containers should not hold more than 5 gallons of oil. Locations in Lincoln that accept waste oil are listed below. Call ahead. Never leave oil at a site after hours.

Advance Auto Parts Locations
Capital City Auto Recyclers
100 W. "P" St. • 475-2982
Farmers Cooperative
208 W. 3rd St., Firth • 402-791-5837
Four Brothers Auto Salvage
5440 N. 70th St. • 402-467-3531
Graham Tire Locations
402-421-1500
H.I.S. Auto Care
7000 Van Dorn • 402-488-8934
Jensen Tire & Auto Locations
N. 48th St. Transfer Station
5101 N. 48th St. • 402-441-8104
O'Reilly Auto Parts Locations
Otte Oil & Propane
3435 Maple St., Davey • 402-785-2365
T.O. Haas Tire Locations
402-474-1525
Wal-Mart Locations

Tires:

Tires are prohibited from disposal in the landfill and regular garbage.

The public can dispose of tires at the North 48th Street Transfer Station for a fee of $3/tire for cars and light truck tires, $6.50/tire for large truck tires, and $11.50/tire for heavy equipment tires. These fees are in addition to the regular vehicle gate fee. Residents can place tires at the curb. However, haulers will have a separate fee for disposal of tires. Check with your waste hauler before placing tires at the curb. Many tire retailers will dispose of used tires for a fee - check with a dealer. The following businesses will accept used tires for a fee. Call ahead.

Reuse

Don's Used Tires
2141 Cornhusker Hwy. • 402-477-4332
Pittman's Tires
3320 Cornhusker Hwy. • 402-467-1082

Recycle

Don's Used Tires
2141 Cornhusker Hwy. • 402-477-4332
Four Brothers Auto Salvage
5440 N. 70th St. • 402-467-3531
Graham Tire Locations
402-421-1500
Jensen Tire & Auto Locations
N. 48th Street Transfer Station
5101 N. 48th St. • 402-441-8104
Uribe Scrap Tires
402-450-0971
Pittman's Tires
3320 Cornhusker Hwy. • 402-467-1082
T.O. Haas Tire Locations
402-474-1525

Batteries

"Regular" batteries (alkaline, zinc-air) can be placed in your household trash. "Rechargeable" (NiCad), "Button" (mercury, silver, oxide and/or lithium), "Automobile" (lead-acid) and cellular phone batteries contain toxic materials and should be taken to a proper facility for recycling.

Automotive Batteries

Automotive batteries are prohibited from disposal in the landfill and regular garbage.

Many automotive battery retailers accept used ones as trade-in with purchase. Contact dealer. The following locations will also accept automotive batteries:

A-Can Recycling
3255 S. 10th St. • 402-421-9101
A & J Recycling
3250 N. 20th St. 402-438-3684
Advanced Auto Parts Locations
Alan Mitchell's Appliance
4033 Progressive Ave., #1 • 402-420-2012
Allen's New & Used Batteries
3320 Cleveland Ave., Ste. 2 • 402-467-2455
Alter Metal Recycling
6100 N. 70th St. • 402-476-3306
Capital City Auto Recyclers
100 W. "P" St. • 402-475-2982
Four Brothers Auto Salvage
5440 N. 70th St. • 402-467-3531
Graham Tire Locations
402-421-1500
H.I.S. Auto Care
7000 Van Dorn • 402-488-8934
Interstate All Battery Center
4310 N. 27th St. • 402-474-1991
Jensen Tire & Auto Locations
Kendle's Auto Salvage
100 W. Sumner St. • 402-477-9702
North 48th Street Transfer Station
5101 N. 48th St. • 402-441-8104
O'Reilly Auto Parts Locations
Sadoff Iron & Metal Company
4400 W Webster St. • 402-470-2510
Scrapy's
7701 Cornhusker Hwy. • 402-217-9095
Star City Recycling
402-890-4320
T.O. Haas Tire Locations
402-474-1525
Walmart Locations

Accepts scrap metal
Accepts microwaves


Button Batteries

Akala Jewelry
4230 S. 33rd St. • 402-488-8217
Gold Smith Jewelers
5500 Old Cheney Rd. • 402-421-2253
Sartor Hamann Locations
402-476-8561
Star City Recycling
402-890-4320
The Time Shoppe
6450 "O" St. • 402-467-1884
Walmart Locations
Wolfe Ace Hardware
6118 Havelock Ave. • 402-466-7207
Wright's Jewelers
4101 Pioneer Woods Dr. • 402-474-0774

Accepts fluorescent tubes


Rechargeable Batteries

Best Buy
6919 "O" St. • 402-473-2099
Allen's New & Used Batteries
3320 Cleveland Ave., Suite 2 • 402-467-2455
Electric Shaver Services
315 S. 11th St. 402-476-1785
Grainger
100 Oakcreek Dr. • 402-476-9014
(cell phone batteries only)
Home Depot Locations
(power tool batteries only)
Interstate All Battery Center
4310 N. 27th St. • 402-474-1991
Lowe's
6101 Apples Way • 402-420-3660
OfficeMax
3120 Pine Lake Road • 402-437-9115
RadioShack Locations
Staples
4940 "O" St. • 402-467-1118
Star City Recycling
402-890-4320
Target Locations
Total Tools
2611 Kimco Dr. • 402-476-6673
(power tool batteries only)
US Cellular
2662 Cornhusker Hwy. • 402-466-8700
(cell phone batteries only)

Books

Soft bound books can be recycled at any of the City's drop-off locations in the Mixed Paper recycling bins. For hard bound books, like encyclopedias, remove the hard binding and recycle the pages within the book. Hard bindings cannot be recycled; please dispose of these in your regular trash.

Reuse:

A Novel Idea Bookstore
118 N. 14th St. • 402-475-8663
Bluestem Books
137 S. 9th St. • 402-435-7120
Star City Recycling
402-890-4320

Building Materials

Popular inventory items include doors, windows, wood trim, boards, paneling and flooring; office furniture including desks, dividers and file/storage cabinets; kitchen and bathroom fixtures include sinks, tubs and cabinets; electrical fittings and fixtures include ceiling fans; a wide range of commercial shelving; and many other building and construction-related items.

Reuse:

Connor's Architectural Antiques
1001 "L" St. • 402-435-3338
EcoStores
530 W "P" St. • 402-477-3606
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
4630 "Y" St. • 402-464-0010
Scherer's Architectural Antiques
9141 S 63rd St. • 402-423-1582

Cell Phones

Reuse:

Star City Recycling
402-890-4320
Voices of Hope
2545 "N" St. • 402-476-2110

Child Safety Seats

Recycle:

Tracy's Collision Center Locations

Computer Equipment/Electronics

Computer equipment has more than 1,000 materials, many of which are highly toxic. The cathode ray tubes (CRTs) in some computer monitors contain enough lead to pose health hazards to humans and animals. Circuit boards, batteries, switches/housing, and printed wiring boards contain mercury. Chromium is used as corrosion protection of untreated and galvanized steel plates and as decorative and hardener for steel housing. When these toxic metals accumulate in the environment, they have a high acute and chronic toxic effect on plants, animals, and humans.

50% of a computer is made of plastic, 30% is steel, 10% is aluminum, 10% are boards and miscellaneous wire, 1% is gold. Over 97% of the materials in a computer are recyclable.

There are two options for recycling computer equipment: Reuse or Recycle.

Reuse:

Goodwill Computer and Electronics Store
(working electronics)
5745 "O" St. • 402-486-4939
Star City Recycling
402-890-4320

Recycling:

Households (not businesses) can dispose of computer equipment at the 48th Street Transfer Station for a fee or in regular trash. However, check with your waste hauler for handling fees.

Businesses must use an electronics recycler or donate usable computer equipment. There are several companies that accept computer waste for a fee.

123 System Solutions
17 Gateway Mall • 402-464-5556
A & J Recycling
3250 N. 20th St. • 402-438-3684
Best Buy
6919 "O" St. • 402-473-2099
Goodwill Locations
Office Depot Locations
OfficeMax
3120 Pine Lake Road • 402-437-9115
Sadoff Iron & Metal Company
4400 W. Webster St. • 402-470-2510
Secure Recyclers
1060 N. 33rd St. • 402-805-0065
Schrock Innovations
2801 Pine Lake Rd. • 402-423-9595
Scrapy's
7701 Cornhusker Hwy. • 402-217-9095
Staples
4940 "O" St. • 402-467-1118
Star City Recycling
402-890-4320

Accepts scrap metal
Accepts microwaves


Construction & Demolition

Since Lincoln is a growing community, construction and demolition (C & D) debris is a major component of the City's total waste stream. Concrete and asphalt recycling by local firms recycles almost three times the amount of C & D wastes used as beneficial fill by the City.

C & D waste includes concrete rubble, clean soil, brick or similar material. Clean construction and demolition debris may be taken to the 48th Street Transfer Station for a fee of $4 per ton. A few private contractors do accept concrete and asphalt (and asphalt shingles) that are clean of contaminants, such as scrap metal or dirt, and separated by types. Fees may apply. Call first to make arrangements.

Clean Asphalt and Concrete

Cather & Sons Construction
6400 N. 70th St. • 402-464-2113
Constructors, Inc.
6701 N. 70th St. • Call Rick Helms 402-499-4764
(only concrete)
Gana Trucking & Excavating
13800 S. 54th St., Roca • 402-794-5000
Pavers, LLC
12303 Hwy. 6, Waverly • 402-786-5900

NOTE: Separation of materials may be required.


Eyeglasses

Star City Lions
Drop-off boxes located at optometrist offices, Eyeglass World, and Wal-Mart stores
Star City Recycling
402-890-4320

Fire Extinguishers

General Fire & Safety Equipment
2431 Fairfield St. • 402-476-4646
Jacobsen Fire & Equipment Company
140 W. Cornhusker Hwy. • 402-474-4203
Star City Recycling
402-890-4320

Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL)

Flourescent bulbs, both tubes and CFLs, are prohibited from disposal in the landfill and regular garbage.

Households should bring their fluorescent bulbs to a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Acrobat (PDF) Document.

CFL Recycling Locations

Bishop Heights True Value
4200 S. 27th St. • 420-0077
EcoStores Nebraska
530 W. "P" St. • 402-477-3606
Home Depot Locations
Lowe’s
6101 Apples Way • 402-420-3660
Wolfe Ace Hardware
6118 Havelock Ave. • 402-466-7707

Accepts fluorescent tubes

Related Links


Grocery Bags

The following stores will recycle plastic grocery bags from any grocery store. They recycle ONLY grocery bags!

Hy-Vee Locations
Leon's Food Mart
2200 Winthrop Rd. • 402-488-2307
Lowe's
6101 Apples Way • 402-420-3660
Russ's Market Locations
Super Saver Locations
Target Locations
Walmart Locations

Hearing Aids

Northeast Sertoma - Nebraska Hearing Aid Bank
P.O. Box 830731 • 402-467-4837 or 402-488-2260 for pick up
contact@northeastsertoma.org
Star City Recycling
402-890-4320

Excess Medication

  • Do NOT flush down a sink, toilet or drain.
  • Take advantage of a drug "take back" day in your community

To place in household trash:

  1. Pour liquid medicine into a sealable plastic bag or container.
  2. Crush solid medicine or add water to dissolve and place in bag.
  3. Add undesirable substance, like cat litter, used coffee grounds or sawdust to the bag.
  4. Seal the bag and place it in your household trash.
  5. Remove personal information on the container and recycle.

See nebraskameds.org for more information.


Plastic Pharmacy Bottle Recycling

Remove caps and labels

The Pharmacy
1221 N. Cotner Blvd. • 402-466-6082
Walmart Locations
Multi-material Recycling Sites

Paints

(Latex & Oil)

Liquid paint is prohibited from disposal in the landfill and regular garbage.

Latex paint can be disposed of in your regular trash. However, it must be completely dry before disposing.

  • For small quantities (less than 1 inch in bottom), take lids off cans and let paint dry. Discard paint in the trash. Be sure to remove lids from cans so refuse haulers can see that the paint has hardened.
  • Large quantities of latex paint can be dried by pouring a 1-inch layer of paint into a plastic lined or cardboard box. When dry, another layer of paint can be poured. Do this until the container is empty. Add an absorbent, such as clay-based cat litter or strips of newspaper, to speed up the process. When dry, this combination of absorbent and paint should be put in a trash bag and placed in the garbage.
  • Latex Paint brushes and rollers should be wiped with a paper towel or rag, and then cleaned in the sink. Use ample water to dilute the paint. Put used paper towels in the garbage. If using a disposable brush or roller, let dry, then place in trash.

Oil based paint must be taken to a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Acrobat (PDF) Document.

EcoStores will accept oil and latex paint for a fee and can be reached at 402-477-3606.

Some latex paint can be donated or reused. Check with local charities, schools, and youth programs, such as the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts. Paint can be used to decorate props for a play, add color to a play room, or coat shelves. Also, each year the Health Department sponsors a Latex Paint Exchange. Good, usable latex paint in quantities of at least ½ can will be accepted. Call 402-441-8021 for more information.

2015 Usable Latex Paint Exchanges

Households can bring labeled cans half full or more of usable paint that has not been frozen and is smooth when stirred. Free paint is available at the exchanges. Paint may be dropped off or purchased from EcoStores during regular store hours. Businesses cannot bring paint, but can get free paint on these days.

April 25 and October 24, 2015
Habitat for Humanity ReStore, N. 47th and "Y" Street
May 30 and September 26, 2015
EcoStores Nebraska, 530 W. "P" Street

Pesticides/Herbicides

Leftover Product

Pesticides and herbicides are prohibited from disposal in the landfill and regular garbage.

Please bring leftover pesticides and herbicides to a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day for proper disposal.

Containers

Pesticides and herbicide containers are prohibited from disposal in the landfill and regular garbage unless properly rinsed.


Polystyrene Packing Peanuts

The following businesses will reuse clean packing peanuts.

Mail Plus
3201 South St. • 402-434-5315
Star City Recycling
402-890-4320
UPS Stores

Propane Tanks

The following private dealers will accept cylinders. Call ahead to make arrangements and check requirements.

Lee's Propane
625 West "O" Street • 402-474-3235
20 lbs. or larger
Otte Oil & Propane
3435 Maple St., Davey • 402-785-2365
15 lbs. or larger

Scrap Metal

Scrap metal can be taken to the following locations:

Alter Metal Recycling
6100 N. 70th St. • 402-476-3306
48th Street Transfer Station
5101 N. 48th Street • 402-441-8104
Sadoff Iron & Metal Company
4400 W Webster St. • 402-470-2510
Scrapy's
7701 Cornhusker Hwy. • 402-217-9095

Televisions

TVs contain toxins like chromium, lead, and mercury. When these toxic metals accumulate in the environment, they have a high acute and chronic toxic effect on plants, animals, and humans.

123 System Solutions
17 Gateway Mall • 402-464-5556
Alan Mitchell's Appliance
4033 Progressive Ave., #1 • 402-420-2012
Best Buy
6919 "O" St. • 402-473-2099
Goodwill Computer and Electronics
5745 "O" St. • 402-486-4939
Major Appliance
3221 Huntington Ave. • 402-466-1022
Scrapy's
7701 Cornhusker Hwy. • 402-217-9095
Secure Recyclers
1060 N. 33rd St. • 402-805-0065
Star City Recycling
402-890-4320

Accepts scrap metal
Accepts microwaves


Toner Cartridges

Some businesses offer discounts for recycling old toner cartridges. Refilling is also an option, however, this can void the manufacturer's warranty.

Best Buy
6919 "O" St. • 402-473-2099
Cartridge World Locations
Goodwill Locations
Latsch's
200 Oakcreek Dr. • 402-323-7222
Messiah Lutheran Church & School
1800 S. 84th St. • 402-489-3024
Office Depot Locations
OfficeMax
3120 Pine Lake Road • 402-437-9115
Staples
4940 "O" St. • 402-217-9095
Star City Recycling
402-890-4320
Target Locations

Wood Waste

Hofeling Enterprises
2200 S Folsom Court • 402-438-8733

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