Lincoln and Lancaster County residents can dispose of unwanted chemicals by bringing them to a household hazardous waste collection from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, October 11 at Woods Park, 31st and "J" Streets. This event is sponsored by the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department and is for households only. Business waste will not be accepted.
This is the last open collection of the year. November's collection is by appointment only and space will be 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 that will not be accepted at the collection 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).
The event is free to residents of Lincoln and Lancaster County. Donations are accepted the day of the collection.
Household Hazardous Waste Collections are partially funded by a grant from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.