2012 Media Releases

February 16, 2012
For More Information Contact:
Dan King, HHW Coordinator, 402-441-8084

Make Appointments Early for March Household Hazardous Waste Collection

On Friday, March 2, the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department will offer county residents an early opportunity to dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW). This appointment-only collection is for households only, and will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in northeast Lincoln. Appointments are limited, so call 402-441-8021 as soon as possible to reserve a time. Callers will be asked to identify the types and approximate quantity of waste they plan to bring.

Items accepted at the HHW collections include pesticides, 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, mercury-containing items including thermometers, upholstery cleaners, CFLs, grease removers, and brake or power steering fluids.

Items not accepted at HHW collections include latex paint, motor oil, gas grill cylinders, pharmaceutical waste, electronics, and batteries. For information on recycling materials not accepted, check the "Guide to Recycling" at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: recycling).

The next HHW collection will take place April 28. A complete 2012 HHW schedule is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: household).

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