Photo caption #1: Used oil was collected in a larger container for re-use. Jim Rabe (right), RC&D Council member from Winside, volunteered his time to help.
Photo caption #2: Bill Elliot (seated) , Red Willow Co. Household Hazardous Waste crew leader, categorizes and packs the very hazardous items brought in.
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Release Date: September 17, 2013
For More Information: Jan Jorgensen, Dick Haskin or Dennis Wacker, President
RC&D Collected Lots of Household Hazardous Waste
The Northeast Nebraska Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council hosted three Household Hazardous Waste collection events last week. They were held in Neligh, Plainview and Wayne. Citizens representing 110 households came from all around to properly dispose of items that they knew should not go into the landfill. The results of the collections are as follows:
Recyclables – 260#
Acids – 6#
Bases – 3#
Pesticides – 940#
Paint – 4420#
Batteries – 740#
Oil – 60 gallons
Antifreeze – 23 gallons
Fluorescent light bulbs – 189
2-4D – 6.5 gallons
Roundup – 6.5 gallons
Mercury-containing items – 1#
Thanks goes to Red Willow County Household Hazardous Waste who was the contractor in charge of processing and disposing of the materials brought in, to the communities and volunteers for their support, and to a grant from the Department of Environmental Quality’s Waste Reduction & Recycling Incentive Grants Program. The RC&D Council was pleased to provide this service to the six-county area.
For more information about RC&D projects or program activities, contact the office at 402-582-4866. The RC&D office is open from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week.
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Northeast Nebraska RC&D
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Plainview, NE 68769
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