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Lincoln and Lancaster County residents are encouraged to clean out unwanted chemicals by bringing their household hazardous waste to a collection event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Walmart parking lot located at 8700 Andermatt Dr. (87th and Highway 2).

Accepted items include pesticides, lawn and garden chemicals, household cleaning products, paint thinners, stains, polishes and waxes, turpentine, oil-based paint, pool cleaning chemicals, flea and tick powders, rodent poison, charcoal starter fluids, mixed or old gasoline, brake or power steering fluids, and items containing mercury such as CFLs and thermometers. A complete list of accepted items is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: household).

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Items NOT accepted include latex paint, motor oil, antifreeze, fertilizers, gas grill cylinders, medicines and pharmaceutical wastes, electronics and batteries. For information on recycling these and other materials, check the “Waste Reduction and Recycling Guide” at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: recycle guide). No business waste will be accepted.

The event is free to Lincoln and Lancaster County residents. Donations are accepted at the collection. The household hazardous waste program is partially funded by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.

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