Lincoln and Lancaster County residents are encouraged to clean out unwanted chemicals by bringing their household hazardous waste to a collection event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at Wal- Mart, 87th and Highway 2. The event is free of charge to Lincoln and Lancaster County residents.
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). No business waste will be accepted.
The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department recommends taking care of these hazardous materials now to make your home safer over the summer when school is out and children spend more time at home.
The household hazardous waste program is partially funded by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.