The HHHW facility will be closed from
November 15 throught April 15
(due to no heat in building)
The Osborne County Satellite Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility is hosted by the Jewell County HHW facility, permit number 709. As a satellite, the Osborne County HHW facility is part of the Jewell County permitted program and serves only as a collection point for that facility. All HHW collected is transported to the Jewell County facility for disposal by a registered hazardous waste transporter.
The Osborne County satellite HHW program is structured into three main parts; the daily collection and storage of HHW in chemical storage cabinets located at the landfill, biannually scheduled mobile collection events at various location throughout the county, and public education efforts to promote awareness of the importance of responsible use and disposal of HHW. It is hoped that this program will assist in continued waste reduction efforts and reduce the amount of harmful chemicals entering the Osborne County landfill.
Roger Macy, recycling coordinator, will oversee all operations, inspections, training and pickup of waste. Other county personnel who will be on-site during operating hours on a rotating basis will be: Mark Simon, Eric Bristol, Bert Serna, and Maurice Hancock. Their responsibilities will be to receive, store, and prepare or transportation HHW collected during regular hours of operation at the landfill collection point. On days the trailer goes to local communities for mobile collection events they will be manning the trailer and helping with the collection and packing of wastes in the trailer for transport to the Jewell Co. HHW facility.
Type of Waste Accepted
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) to be received at the satellite facility and during mobile collection events will be the same types of materials received by the host facility and will consist primarily of the following:
Arsenical; Botanicals; Carbamates; Chlorinated Hydrocarbons; Organo-phosphates, Roach and ant killers; Rat and mouse poisons; Herbicides; Acids and bases, Insecticides; Pet pesticides
Banned pesticides including:
Aldrin, Chlordane, DBCP, DDT, Dieldrin, Endrin, Heptachlor, Kepone, Lindane, Mirex
Oil or solvent based enamel paints; Latex paints; Aerosol cans, Thinners and turpentine; Furniture strippers; Wood preservations, Stains shellac, varnish and wood finishes, Auto Products: Antifreeze; Transmission fluids; Brake fluids; Oils; Cleaning and polish products
Oven cleaners; Toilet cleaners; Photographic chemicals; Pool chemicals, Pastes, poisons, polishes & caulk; Disinfectants; Drain cleaners, Rug and upholstery cleaners; Floor and furniture cleaners, Bleaches; Mothballs; Ammonia based cleaners; Abrasive cleaners and powders
WHAT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
Explosives, ammunition (call Sheriff’s department),
Radioactive Materials (return to manufacturer), Medical waste
Compressed gas cylinders, Asbestos, Dioxins, Trichlorophenols
Chlorophenoxy derivitive acids, Silvex, 2,4,5, T & 2,4,5, TP
Unknown materials will be accepted on a case by case basis.
The Osborne County satellite HHW program will receive HHW from non-regulated urban and rural residents of the county. Regulated commercial, industrial and municipal generators will be excluded from this program. Each participant will be limited to 50 pounds or 5 gallons of liquid waste per household visit. This limitation may be waived at the counties discretion to accommodate special circumstances that may arise, such as a resident that is moving who may be over the limit.
Whenever a participant comes to the site with materials, staff will first examine the materials to determine if they are acceptable to the program. If unknown or unlabeled materials are encountered, the participant will be questioned as to knowledge of the material such as usage, age, and other historical information of importance to try and determine its nature and hazard class. All items accepted will be inventoried and a record made with owner information. A form will be used for this purpose.
The county may at its discretion, refuse acceptance of unknown materials and ask the participant to store the unknown material at home until contacted by the public works director with disposal options. Efforts will be made to provide the participants with alternative disposal options for any materials not accepted.
After materials are received they will be brought into the facility and placed on the sorting table where each item will be examined to determine its hazard class and proper storage location. Collected materials will initially be classified as either HHW for storage and disposal, or as a reusable HHW product for distribution to the public. Reusable HHW must be in its original container with labels intact, closed, and non-leaking.
HHW for storage and disposal will be classified as either a flammable or corrosive. The corrosives will be further classified as either an acid, base, poison or oxidizer.
The primary method of waste characterization will be through existing labels. If the label is illegible or missing, information gathered from the participant about the usage, age, and other historical information of importance will be used to determine its hazard class. In the event the unknown material can not be identified it will be packed separately in a plastic bucket and labeled “Unknown “, before storing in the most suitable storage cabinet based on gathered information from the participant. Leaking containers will also be packed separately
Unknowns accepted during mobile collection events will be handled in the same manner except that buckets containing unknowns will be placed in 55 gallon drums for transportation to the host facility.
All HHW collected will be segregated and stored within the appropriate storage cabinets by the end of the working day.