Hazardous Waste to Be Collected Throughout County

BROKEN BOW – The Lexington Area Solid Waste Agency (LASWA), in partnership with the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grants Program, will be holding three recycling events spanning three weekends toward the end of September.

The waste collection events are free, and give county residents the opportunity to recycle pesky, environmentally harmful materials that always seem to gather throughout the home, including all manner of yard, garden, and household chemicals, paints and thinners, automotive oils and antifreeze, batteries, mercury, and light bulbs.

The LASWA will land in Broken Bow on Saturday, September 17 for approximately an hour and a half at the Custer Transfer Station, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. It will then head to Callaway’s old dump site and is expected to set up shop there for an hour between 11 a.m. and noon.

On September 16, the LASWA will be in Ainsworth at the KBR Transfer Station from 3:30 p.m. to 5, and on Friday, September 30, the organization will make 3 stops: at Gothenburg’s City Maintenance Facility between 9 and 10 a.m., Cozad’s Recycling and Disposal Site from 11 a.m. to noon, and by Lexington’s City Service Building for a 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. conclusion of the tour.

The Broken Bow site will be the only site to accept computers. Questions about the LASWA events can be directed to Southwest Nebraska Household Hazardous Waste Program Manager Josh Mullen at 308-345-4333.