Three Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Coming Up

The Nebraska Loess Hills Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council is coordinating a series of three FREE household hazardous waste collections. Hazardous chemical products can be found in almost every home in Nebraska.  A product is considered hazardous if it can catch fire,   react or explode when mixed with other substances, or if it is corrosive or toxic.  Special handling of hazardous chemical products is required to ensure safe disposal and to protect the environment from possible contamination.  Area residents can dispose of paint, stain, varnish, lawn and garden chemicals, cleaning chemicals, insecticides, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, car batteries, used oil, antifreeze and most other household chemical materials at any of the following three FREE collections:


Friday, October 2nd from 3:00-6:00 p.m.

at the Washington County Recycling Center, 440 S. 3rd St. in Blair.

Saturday, October 3rd from 8:00-9:30 a.m. at the Winnebago Facilities Building in Winnebago

on the west side of Hwy 77 at the south end of Winnebago.

Saturday October 3rd from 12:00-2:00p.m. at North Bend Central High School, 1320 Walnut in North Bend.


These collections will NOT accept tires, electronic equipment, appliances, PCBs, Picric Acid, Science Lab Materials, radioactive materials or biological hazards.


Materials received at these collections will be recycled if possible, or disposed of in a safe and environmentally sensitive manner. These collections are funded through a grant from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality. For more information, contact or Jean Schultz at the Nebraska Loess Hills RC&D Council office (402)685-4020, email: jschultz  Volunteers are always needed for these events, please contact Jean Schultz.


Household Hazardous Waste Collections

Many people are uncertain of how to dispose of paint, chemicals, oil, antifreeze, car batteries, pesticides, herbicides, fluorescent light bulbs, solvents, varnish and other chemicals which are not accepted by local landfills. The Nebraska Loess Hills Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council is sponsoring three household hazardous waste collections for these types of materials. These collections provide the opportunity to recycle some of this waste, and ensure special handling of any material which is potentially hazardous. Northeast Nebraska households can take their waste to any of the following FREE collection events:

September 26, 2014, 3-6:00 p.m. at the old CVA site in Emerson, NE. From Hwy 9, turn West on Center;

September 27, 2014, 9-11:30 a.m. at the alley parking lot behind the Elementary School in Beemer, NE. From Blaine Street, turn East off 3rd Street,

North on Harrison Street; enter alley off Harrison, between 3rd and 4th Streets, going West;

September 27, 2014, 1:00-3:30 p.m. at the parking area west of the Main Street Businesses in Craig, NE. From Highway 32, turn South onto State Highway 11A Spur; continue onto Main Street; turn West on Morford Avenue to collection site;


The collection will accept most household quantities of chemicals. The collection will NOT ACCEPT tires, electronic equipment, appliances, PCBs, picric acid, radioactive materials, biological hazards or science lab materials. Collections are open to all households (no businesses!), and participants do not have to live in the town hosting the event. Onsite personnel are required to accept and sort hazardous waste as it is received, so items must not be dropped off prior to the scheduled event times.


These collections are a joint effort by The Nebraska Loess Hills RC&D Council, communities of Emerson, Beemer, and Craig, NRDs, and Keep Northeast Nebraska Beautiful. This event is funded through a grant from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Jean Schultz at (402)685-4020.




Jean Schultz

Program Assistant

Nebraska Loess Hills RC & D Council

P O Box 24

Oakland, NE    68045


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