Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Household hazardous waste collection set

People who have been trying to figure out what to do with household hazardous waste items need to wait just a little longer.

Tghe Lexington Area Solid Waste Agency, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grants Program and dedicated local volunteers are bringing a free collection service to several area locations.

The schedule is as follows:

Friday, Sept. 17—Ainsworth, KBR Transfer Station, 1:30-3 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 18—Broken Bow, Custer Transfer Station, 8:30-10 a.m.; Callaway, City Utility Building, 12 noon-1:30 p.m.; Stapleton, Old State Shop, J Street, 2:30-4 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 2—Lexington, Dawson County Fairgrounds, 8-10 a.m.; Cozad, Recycling and Disposal Site, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Gothenburg, City Maintenance Facility, 2:30-4 p.m.

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, florescent light bulbs, computers and monitors.

Items not allowed include infectious waste and needles, radioactive waste, asbestos, oil or paint containing PCB’s, high school labs, appliances, construction waste and tires.

Materials should be delivered to collection sites in sturdy, disposable containers labeled according to contents and no larger than five gallons 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.