Hazardous Waste Collection

By: Channel 8 Eyewitness Newsroom

Press Release from Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department


Lincoln and Lancaster County residents are encouraged to clean out unwanted chemicals by bringing their household hazardous waste to one of two collection events scheduled for the month of August. The first event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, August 26th at Shepherd of the Hills Church just south of Hickman, 6901 Panama Rd. The second event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, August 27th at Lincoln Industries, 600 West E St. Both events are sponsored by the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department with site-support provided by Shepherd of the Hills and Lincoln Industries.

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 program is partially funded by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.