The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reminds residents finishing fall home and garden projects to store hazardous household products safely, avoiding temperature extremes and keeping products in their original containers, tightly sealed, away from children or pets.
Unwanted products or outdated chemicals may be taken to the last 2012 Household Hazardous Waste Collection from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, November 16. This collection, for Lancaster County households only (no business products or chemicals will be accepted), is on an appointment-only basis. Call Dan King at 402-441-8084 for an appointment and location information.
So far this year, over 75,400 pounds of household hazardous waste have been collected from 2,329 Lancaster County residents. The hazardous materials collection program is funded in part with a grant from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.
Items accepted at the collections include:
Do NOT bring latex paint, motor oil, gas grill cylinders, pharmaceutical waste, electronics, or batteries-these items are NOT accepted at the HHW collections, since they can be recycled or safely disposed of at local businesses. For recycling information about products not accepted at collections, call 402-441-8021 or check lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: recycling).