Americans generate 530,000 tons of household hazardous waste per year. The average home can accumulate as much as 100 pounds of household hazardous waste in the basement and garage and in storage sheds. When disposed of improperly, household hazardous waste can result in risk to people and the environment.
Each year, the Grand Island Clean Community System manages drop-off and disposal of household hazardous waste for residents of Hall, Hamilton, Howard & Merrick Counties. Items that should not go to the landfill include paint, pesticides, certain cleaners, stains, varnishes, motor oil, car, computer and cell phone batteries. In addition to disposal of Household Hazardous Waste, Clean Community System offers Electronics Recycling & other services.