Locals utilize hazardous waste collection

Thayer County Commissioners held a hazardous waste collection for households last Saturday at the County Roads Department. The collection is a grant-backed service provided by a coalition of organizations and volunteers concerned about the environment. Support is provided through a grant to the Trailblazer RC&D from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality Waste Reduction and Recycling Program. Several volunteers helped in the effort Saturday morning including Hebron Boy Scout Troop 305 members Collin Fink, Carson Virus, Keegan Casey, Matthew Wachtel, and leaders Chuck Fink and Roger Virus. Thayer County Roads Department employee Gale Rickers provided assistance with a loader for the oil collection and commissioners Chris Frye, Dean Krueger and Dave Bruning also provided assistance to Red Willow County household hazardous waste collection workers.

Collected:
Paint – 2,880 pounds
Pesticides – 1,180 pounds
Antifreeze – 5 gallons
Used Oil – 102 gallons
Fluorescents – 28 bulbs
Mercury – 2 pounds
Acid Materials – 280 pounds
Batteries – 380 pounds
Recyclables – 80 pounds

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