Household Hazardous Waste

2019 Household Hazardous Waste Collection

How Successful was our Household Hazardous Waste Event in 2019? Thank you to our community for great support at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event held on October 12, 2019. In just two hours, this event served more than 80 households and collected the following Household Hazardous Wastes:

  • Pesticides: 1,320 pounds
  • Paint: 2,350 pounds
  • Oil: 90 gallons
  • Antifreeze: 15 gallons
  • Car Batteries: 100 pounds
  • Light Bulbs: 257
  • Other recyclable material: 420 pounds

Thank you to our partners! The Wayne Green Team thanks Northeast Nebraska Resource Conservation & Development for choosing Wayne to host this event (now three times in the last four years). We also thank the Nebraska Environmental Trust, Gill Hauling, the City of Wayne and the Wayne State College Women's Soccer team for volunteering. With committed partners like these in our community, we will 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 until the next HHW collection event.

When is the next HHW event?

Usually these events occur in Wayne every 2-3 years, but we've been lucky to be chosen by the NE Nebraska RC&D so often recently. 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 or any Best Buy, and you can take paint, light bulbs, or CFLs to the Norfolk Transfer Station. Be sure to call ahead first to confirm acceptability, business hours and any fees.

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