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Douglas County Health Department continues curbside household hazardous waste disposal program

February 10, 2023 at 11:59 am

If you have hazardous waste from a painting project, old oil from your car’s maintenance, or other waste from your recent DIY project, Douglas County Health Department can help you safely dispose of it.

In place of a one-time annual event, the Douglas County Health Department is partnering with Waste Management in 2023 to provide Douglas County residents with a low-cost service for household hazardous waste removal year-round. This curbside service is available to Douglas County residents for $30. Get details by calling 1-800-449-7587.  For other waste removal resources, visit the County's webpage.

Toxic household products can be harmful to pets, wildlife, sanitation workers, our health, and the environment if poured down the drain, toilet, or storm sewer, or put in the trash. Safely disposing of household hazardous waste safeguards our families, protects our water quality, conserves space in landfills and reduces illegal dumping.

This service is brought to you by the Douglas County Health Department’s Environmental Health Division. Environmental Health focuses on preventing foodborne illnesses in restaurants; preventing the spread of communicable diseases in childcare facilities, body art facilities, and water systems; and mitigating other environmental conditions that could be harmful to your health.