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Household Hazardous Waste
2017 Household Hazardous Waste Collection

September 9, 2017, 4:30-6:30 p.m. - Hartington, NE
Sponsored by the Northeast Nebraska RC&D, bring your HHW items to the Hartington Transfer Station on Friday, Sept. 9 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. A $10 drop-off fee per vehicle (households only) includes HHW items like latex & oil-based paints, yard & garden chemicals, household batteries, lightbulbs, and even nail polish. You may also bring electronics, with a $10 charge per TV.

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 will likely be in 2-3 years, but wek now the NE Nebraska RC&D will be hosting these events in neighboring towns every year. Check back again for news on the next local HHW event in the fall 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 yearly 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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