Lincoln and Lancaster County residents can now make appointments for a household hazardous waste collection event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 15. Reservations can be made by calling 402-441-8021. Callers will be asked to identify the types and approximate quantity of waste they plan to bring, and they will receive details on the location of the collection. A limited number of reservations will be accepted, and business waste will not be accepted.
Accepted items 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, items containing mercury such as thermometers, upholstery cleaners, CFLs, grease removers and brake or power steering fluids. A complete list of accepted items is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: household). Items NOT accepted include latex paint, motor oil, gas grill cylinders, pharmaceutical waste, electronics and batteries. For information on recycling these and other materials check the "Guide to Recycling" at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: recycle).
The household hazardous waste program is partially funded by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.