HAZTOGO, Lincoln's Hazardous Waste Center, 5101 N. 48th St., will resume regular hours August 12. The Center will be open Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and by appointment only on the third Saturday each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Center had offered limited service due to the pandemic.
Appointments may be made at haztogo.com or by calling 402-441-8021. This service is free for Lincoln and Lancaster County residents. Those inquiring about business waste should call 402-441-8002.
Accepted items include pesticides, lawn and garden chemicals, household cleaning products, paint thinners, stains, polishes and waxes, turpentine, oil-based paint, pool cleaning chemicals, flea and tick powders, rodent poison, charcoal starter fluids, mixed or old gasoline, brake or power steering fluids, and items containing mercury such as CFLs and thermometers.
Prohibited items include latex paint, motor oil, antifreeze, fertilizers, gas grill cylinders, medicines and pharmaceutical waste, electronics and batteries. For information on recycling these and other materials, review the Waste Reduction Guide at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: recycle guide).
"With the public spending more time at home due to COVID-19, it is particularly important to remove toxic chemicals from residences," said Brock Hanisch, Supervisor of Waste Management and Hazardous Materials at Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department.
The household hazardous waste program is partially funded by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality. For more information about household hazardous waste, visit haztogo.com.