Used motor oil has been banned from landfills for nearly two decades, but the Nebraska Used Oil Collection Program allows people to get rid of it, plus transmission and hydraulic fluids and cutting oils that are free of water, antifreeze, brake fluid and all other contaminants in clean, sealable containers.
Local used oil collection programs are sponsored in Lincoln by city Solid Waste Operations/Recycling and in Firth by the Farmers Cooperative.
In Lincoln, take oil to the city Transfer Station at 5101 N. 48th St., Monday-Friday, 6:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.; Saturday, 6:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sunday from 6:45 a.m. to noon. In Firth, take it to the Farmers Co-op at 305 Main St., Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to noon.
For more information, call Karla Welding or Gene Hanlon at 402‐441‐8102 or 402‐441‐8104 in Lincoln, and Richard Wedding in Firth at 402‐791‐5837.
For a list of all the used oil collection sites in Nebraska, visit the Keep Nebraska Beautiful website at www.knb.org/oil_collection.html.