The Red Willow County Household Hazardous Waste Program and Southwest Nebraska RC&D has scheduled collection events in southwest Nebraska to help local residents dispose of potentially hazardous household products at no charge.
Collection events will be held on March 19 in Cambridge, Arapahoe, Beaver City, Oxford, Hayes Center, Palisade, Stratton, and Trenton; and on March 26 for Grant, Benkelman, Haigler, Imperial and Wauneta.
For collection times and locations, please contact your local city/village office or Southwest Nebraska RC&D.
Items accepted include cleaning chemicals, yard and garden chemicals, used motor oil, batteries, paint, etc.
They will not accept appliances, tires or construction waste.
Materials should be delivered to the collection site in sturdy, disposable containers labeled according to the contents and no larger than five gallons or 50 lbs.
HHW program personnel reserve the right to reject any materials.
Program sponsors remind the public to purchase only the amount of product they will use whenever possible.
Resources for this collection event are provided by Red Willow County Household Hazardous Waste Program, Western Rural Fire District HazMat Team, and local volunteers with coordination provided by Southwest Nebraska RC&D.
Disposal expenses are provided by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality–Waste Reduction and Recycling program.
Please contact Jennifer ten Bensel, Southwest Nebraska RC&D Executive Administrator at 308-697-3477 or Bill Elliott, Southwest Nebraska HHW Program Manager at 308-345-7888 with any questions.