Lincoln and Lancaster County residents can dispose of unwanted chemicals at the last household hazardous waste collection of the year on Friday, November 13. This collection is by appointment only and residents can schedule a reservation by contacting the Health Department at 402-441-8021. 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. Reservations are limited.
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 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.