Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events Draw Members From 25 Communities

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events Draw Members From 25 Communities
Courtesy of RC&D Office

WAYNE/O’NEILL – After being postponed a week due to April weather, two Household Hazardous Waste Collection events results are in.

The Northeast Nebraska Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council in partnership with North Central RC&D, Wayne Green Team and the Cities of Atkinson, O’Neill and Wayne held these events with great numbers.

According to a press release from the Northeast Nebraska RC&D, six ton of material was properly disposed of or recycled. 175 households were served and they came from 25 communities around the region.

People had saved up “stuff” for years just waiting, evidently, for an event like this one.

Amounts collected include: 2,820 pounds of pesticide, 7,780 pounds of paint, 165 gallons of used oil, 75 gallons of antifreeze, 280 car batteries and 510 florescent light bulbs. Besides all of that there were 1,060 pounds of items that were recycled.

This project is funded in part by a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust.

Contact Jan Jorgensen, Projects Manager at Northeast Nebraska Resource Conservation & Development Council for more information at 402-582-4866. Visit their website at northeastrcd@plvwtelco.net, like NortheastRCD on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.

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