Household Hazardous Waste Events


This is the last reminder for the Household Hazardous Waste events organized by the Nebraska Loess Hills Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council.  Three separate events are scheduled:

        October 14, 2016, 3-6:00pm at the Wastewater Plant (Willow & South 16th) in Dakota City;

        October 15, 2016, 8:30-11:00am at the softball fields parking lot (13th St turn East) in Tekamah;

        October 15, 2016, 12:30-3:30pm at the Waste Disposal & Recycling Center (1251 E Sherman) in West Point;

 

Mark your calendar and bring in paint, pesticides, herbicides, oil, antifreeze, cleaning chemicals, solvents, varnish, fluorescent bulbs and tubes, and car batteries.  The collection is FREE and will accept most household quantities of chemicals.  The collection will NOT ACCEPT tires, electronic equipment, appliances, PCBs, picric acid, science lab materials, radioactive materials or biological hazards.

 

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, the Papio-Missouri River NRD, the Lower Elkhorn NRD,

City of Dakota City, City of Tekamah, City of West Point, Keep Northeast Nebraska Beautiful and the Winnebago EPA. 

 

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.

 

 

 

Scrap Tire Collection in Cuming County


Cuming County has been awarded a grant from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality for the purpose of having a scrap tire collection. The Nebraska Loess Hills Resource, Conservation and Development Council (RC&D), Papio-Missouri River NRD, Lower Elkhorn NRD, City of West Point, and the Cuming County Fairboard are partnering to organize the collection. The tentative date for this collection is August 19 and will be held in West Point.

The RC&D has applied for funding for an electronic waste and a series of HHW (household hazardous waste) collections. Details will be in future Little News.

 

Free Scrap Tire Collection


The Papio Missouri River NRD, Nebraska Loess Hills RC&D Council, and the Lower Elkhorn NRD are organizing a free scrap tire collection! The collection will be Friday, August 7, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon) at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Arlington, NE.

 

The 10 county collection area includes Burt, Colfax, Cuming, Dakota, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Stanton, Thurston and Washington Counties. Residents and businesses which do not charge tire disposal fees are encouraged to dispose of their scrap tires during this collection.

 

The fairgrounds are located in Arlington, NE on the north side of HWY 30. Vehicles should enter the fairgrounds using the east entrance on HWY 30. The collection will accept all sizes of car, truck and tractor tires. Each load is limited to 100 tires. Loads with less than 20 tires are encouraged to arrive during the last 90 minutes of the collection. This will usually result in a shorter wait time for these smaller loads.

 

No rims will be accepted. Tires cannot be accepted from any business or entity which charges a tire disposal fee. Do not leave vehicles unattended in line. Limited unloading help will be available, so plan to unload your own. Semi-trucks may not be able to unload if there is limited maneuvering room.

 

Funding for this collection is provided by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality. For more information about the collection please contact Deborah Ward at the Papio Missouri River NRD (402)374-1920 ex. 101.

Danish Alps SRA Grand Opening is August 1st


LINCOLN – Enjoy a day of family fun Aug. 1 at the grand opening of Nebraska’s newest state recreation area – Danish Alps SRA in northeast Nebraska.

Activities scheduled between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. include a fishing clinic, kayaking, boat tours, naturalist activities, hayrack rides and fish-shocking demonstrations. A ribbon cutting will take place at 11 a.m. and refreshments will be served at 11:30 a.m.

Danish Alps SRA includes 520 acres of park land and 219-acre Kramper Reservoir. The area is owned by the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District and the SRA is managed by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

The lake is stocked with channel catfish, largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie and walleye. No live baitfish may be used or possessed. The lake features a handicap-accessible fishing pier, a variety of aquatic habitat features suitable for fish to reproduce and grow rapidly, and several breakwaters to provide excellent angling access.

Boaters will find a ramp that can accommodate two boats at once. There is a 5 mph/no-wake boating restriction on the lake.

The SRA has 73 electrical campsites as well as primitive sites. Danish Alps also has three day use areas, as well as hiking, biking and equestrian trails, picnic shelters, and horse corrals.

Hunting will be allowed in some areas south of 203rd Street from the first Tuesday following Labor Day through the end of the spring turkey season.

Danish Alps SRA is located 1½ miles south and one-half mile east of Hubbard in Dakota County. A park entry permit is required of each vehicle entering the park and may be purchased at the park.

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Health Advisory Lifted at Sutherland Reservoir

LINCOLN – A health advisory has been lifted at Sutherland Reservoir near Sutherland.

Earlier this month, the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) detected elevated levels of toxic algae at the lake. As a precaution, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission closed the lake to swimming and advised visitors to avoid ingesting water and to keep pets out of the water. All other activities were unaffected.

Testing earlier this week by the DEQ indicated that algae levels had returned to normal levels. As a result, Game and Parks has reopened the swimming beach for public use.

More information on algae levels at lakes statewide can be found on the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality website, deq.state.ne.us.

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Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
2200 North 33rd Street
Lincoln, NE 68503
402.471.0641
www.OutdoorNebraska.org

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is responsible for stewardship of the state’s fish, wildlife, parklands, and outdoor recreation opportunities.

Free Scrap Tire Collection


The Papio Missouri River NRD, Nebraska Loess Hills RC&D Council, and the Lower Elkhorn NRD are organizing another free scrap tire collection!  The collection will be Friday, August 7, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon) at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Arlington, NE.

The 10 county collection area includes Burt, Colfax, Cuming, Dakota, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Stanton, Thurston and Washington counties.  “Residents and businesses which do not charge tire disposal fees are encouraged to dispose of their scrap tires during this collection”, said Deborah Ward, Papio Missouri NRD Program Assistant. “We suggest that loads with less than 20 tires plan to arrive during the last 90 minutes of the collection. This will usually result in a shorter wait time for these smaller loads.”

The fairgrounds are located in Arlington, NE on the north side of Hwy 30.  Vehicles should enter the fairgrounds using the east entrance on Hwy 30. The collection will accept all sizes of car, truck and tractor tires. Each load is limited to 100 tires. All tires must be off rim, no rims will be accepted.   Tires cannot be accepted from any business or entity which charges a tire disposal fee.  Do not leave vehicles unattended in line. Limited unloading help will be available, so plan to unload your own. Semi-trucks may not be able to unload if there is limited maneuvering room.

“After the collection, Champlin Tire Recycling will load and transport the tires to their facility for further processing”, said Deb Ward. “This processing includes repair and retread of salvageable casings, reclamation of tires meeting used tire specifications and the production of park benches, picnic tables and feed bunks.”  Funding for the free collection is provided through a grant from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality. For more information please contact Deborah Ward at the Papio Missouri River NRD (402)374-1920 ex. 101.

 

 

Reminder: Free Scrap Tire Collection is Tomorrow


The Nebraska Loess Hills Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council’s FREE scrap tire collection is Friday, September 5th from 8:00 a.m.to 12:00 p.m. at the Cuming County Fairgrounds in West Point. The collection is a joint effort between Cuming County, the RC&D Council, the Papio Missouri River NRD, City of West Point, Cuming County Extension, the Lower Elkhorn NRD, and the Cuming County Fair Board. This is the perfect opportunity to get rid of old tires at no charge. The collection will accept tires of any size but will NOT accept any rims. There is a 100 tire limit per vehicle. Tires will not be accepted from tire dealers or resellers. No semi-truckloads of tires, please. This collection is possible through funding from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality. Collection day support is being provided by the following West Point businesses: Pizza Ranch, Subway, Graybeal Foods, Lincoln Street Market and Casey’s General Store. For more information please contact the Nebraska Loess Hills RC&D Council at (402)685-4020 or the Papio-Missiouri NRD at (402) 374-1920 ext. 101.

Scrap Tire Collection Grant Awarded to Cuming County


Cuming County has been awarded a grant from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality for the purpose of having a scrap tire collection. The Nebraska Loess Hills Resource, Conservation and Development Council (RC&D), Papio- Missouri River NRD, Lower Elkhorn NRD, City of West Point, and the Cuming County Fairboard are partnering to organize the collection. The tentative date for this collection is September 5. It will be held in West Point.

The RC&D has applied for funding for an electronic waste and HHW (household hazardous waste) collections.

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