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Household Hazardous Waste
2018 Household Hazardous Waste Collection

April 27, 2018, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Wayne Transfer Station, 110 S Windom Street
For a $10 drop-off fee, bring your household hazardous waste items to the Wayne Transfer Station: lightbulbs, latex & oil-based paints, yard & garden chemicals, oil, cleaning chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, anti-freeze, car batteries, and mercury or-mercury-containing devices, including CFLs.  Household quantities only.

Not Accepted: tires, electronics, appliances, PCBs, picric acid, science lab materials, radioactive materials, or biological hazards.

Sponsored by Northeast Nebraska Resource Conservation & Development, Nebraska Environmental Trust, Wayne Green Team and Gill Hauling.

This event usually happens once every three years in Wayne, but we were fortunate to be selected again by the Northeast Nebraska RC&D within 18 months of our last one. Please take advantage of this special event to properly dispose of household hazardous waste.


See our 2016 HHW Event Results below.

How successful was our Household Hazardous Waste Event in 2016?

Thank you to our community for great support at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event held on September 9, 2016. In just two hours, this event served more than 100 households and collected the following Household Hazardous Wastes:

  • Pesticides (400 pounds)
  • Paint (3,420 pounds)
  • Acids (2 pounds)
  • Oil (25 gallons)
  • Antifreeze (11 gallons)
  • Batteries (240 pounds)
  • Mercury (4 pounds)
  • Fluorescent light bulbs (236)
  • 2-4-D (12 gallons)
  • Round-Up (2 gallons)
  • Other recyclable material (320 pounds)

Thank you to our partners!
The Wayne Green Team thanks local business Thrift Warehouse and its owners Lukas Rix and Mark Kanitz for its donation of $300 in support of this event, as well as Gill Hauling for its donation of the roll-off and disposal fees. Thank you also to the Northeast Nebraska Resource Conservation & Development for choosing Wayne to host this event and providing funding from the Nebraska Environmental Trust. With committed partners like these in our community, we will no doubt reach our goal of Zero Waste in Wayne.

Why should I bring in my HHW instead of throwing it in the landfill?
Household hazardous waste is hazardous. The items above contain chemicals that should not be poured down our drains or thrown into our landfill, where the toxins can then contaminate our water and soil. It is difficult to properly dispose of these items so save them while you can until the next HHW collection event.

When is the next HHW event?
Our next HHW Event in Wayne is April 13, 2018, 2-4 pm at the Wayne Transfer Station. Usually these events occur in Wayne every three years, thanks to funding from the NE Nebraska RC&D. When not in Wayne, they host these in neighboring towns every year. Always check back for news on the next local HHW event in the area and save your items until then. Thank you!

Where else can I take electronics, paint, light bulbs, or CFLs (must not be broken)?
Outside of special collections in Wayne or neighboring towns, you can take electronics to Nebraska Electronics Recycling in Norfolk and paint, light bulbs, or CFLs to the Norfolk Transfer Station. Be sure to call ahead first to confirm acceptability, business hours and any fees.

Questions or want to help?
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