Household Hazardous Waste Collection Available This Weekend

The Lexington Area Solid Waste Agency, the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grants Program, and dedicated local volunteers have brought the free service of household hazardous waste collection to area facilities.

Items accepted include yard and garden chemicals; pesticides, herbicides, flammables; paints and thinners, auto products, used oil, antifreeze, household products and cleaning chemicals, Mercury, and batteries; auto, lead acid and/or rechargeable, titanium, cadmium and nickel halide and florescent light bulbs.

NO infectious waste and needles, radioactive waste, asbestos, oil or paint containing PCB’s, high school labs, appliances, construction waste and tires. NO COMPUTERS UNLESS DESIGNATED.

Materials should be delivered to collection sites in sturdy, disposable containers labeled according to contents and no larger than 5 gallon or 50 lbs. The HHW program reserves the right to reject any materials.

If you have any questions on materials accepted contact LASWA at (308) 324-3351 or Bill Elliott, Southwest Nebraska HHW Program Manager at (308) 345-4333.

Friday, September 13

Ainsworth- KBR Transfer Station; 3-4:30 PM NO COMPUTERS

Saturday, September 14

Broken Bow- Custer Transfer Station; 8-9:30 AM COMPUTERS WILL BE ACCEPTED

Gothenburg- City Maintenance Facility; 12:30-2 PM NO COMPUTERS