Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Dispose of Household Hazardous Wastes Safely

Many household products are potentially hazardous to people and the environment and never should be flushed down drains, toilets, or storm sewers. Public workers can be injured and City wastewater systems can be damaged as a result of improper disposal of hazardous materials.

 

Hazardous Chemicals

Other hazardous chemicals cannot be treated effectively by municipal wastewater systems and may reach local drinking water sources. When flushed into septic systems and other onsite systems, they can temporarily disrupt the biological processes in the tank and soil absorption field, allowing hazardous chemicals and untreated wastewater to reach groundwater. Some examples of hazardous household materials include:

  • Antifreeze
  • Battery fluid
  • Motor oil
  • Oven cleaner
  • Paint
  • Paint thinner
  • Pesticides
  • Polish
  • Rat poison
  • Solvents
  • Transmission fluid
  • Varnish
  • Wax

 

More Information About Hazardous Waste

Many of these materials can be recycled at the Grand Island Area Clean Community System Household Hazardous Waste Facility, located at 3661 N. Sky Park Road – 2B, Grand Island, Nebraska 68801. The facility is two blocks south of the terminal building for the Central Nebraska Regional Airport on the east side of the road. For more information, check out this article, or contact Betty Curtis, Executive Director at (308) 385-5095.