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 household hazardous waste events in April with great results.
Six ton of material was properly disposed of or recycled. One hundred and seventy-five households were served, and they came from twenty-five communities around the region.
Amounts collected include: 2820 pounds of pesticide, 7780 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 1060 pounds of items that were recycled.
This project is funded in part by a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust.