Household Hazardous Waste



108 West Railroad Service Road
McCook, NE 69001


First Saturday of each month from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


(308) 345-4333

Follow these instructions when bringing your items to the Red Willow County Household Hazardous Waste Facility

These simple rules are for your safety:

  • Keep products in their original containers.
  • Never mix household chemical products.
  • Tighten all lids before transporting.
  • Place the containers inside a box so they remain upright. We suggest lining the box with plastic or newspaper to collect any spills or leaks.
  • Place leaking or damaged containers inside a heavy or double plastic bag. Only one leaking or damaged container per bag.
  • Label any unmarked containers. If you don’t know what the chemical is, ask others in your household who may know and write down their comments.
  • Place the box of containers in a level place in your vehicle. In the trunk or bed of a truck is preferred.
  • If transporting the containers inside the vehicle, open two windows to allow fresh air to enter.
  • Go directly to the facility after packing your vehicle. Don’t run errands, go to work or park your vehicle in the sun while the chemicals are inside. The vapor build up could be dangerous!

What to bring to the waste facility:

Listed here are examples of household wastes that are accepted by the facility.

In addition to these items listed, most items labeled with the following words: Caution, Warning, Danger, Poison, Flammable, Volatile, Caustic or Corrosive may be accepted.

For items we are not able to accept, we can offer alternative solutions.

Accepted Items:

Garage & Workshop

Acetone ,Acids/Bases, Adhesives, Aerosol Cans, Antifreeze, Auto Polish, Brake Fluid, Car Wax, Caulk, Driveway Sealer, Epoxy, Gasoline, Glues, Kerosene, Lighter Fluid, Motor Oil, Paint, Varnish, Paint Thinner, Roofing Tar, Shellac, Automotive Batteries, Automotive Fluids, Carburetor Cleaner, Computer Monitors, Paint Remover

Kitchen & Bathroom

Cleaning Products, Drain Cleaners, Floor Care Products, Mercury Devices, Oven Cleaner, Personal Care Products, Polish Remover, Rechargeable Razors, Rechargeable Toothbrushes

Home & Garden

Aerosol Cans, Brush Killer, Fertilizers, Insect Spray, Metal Polish, Mothballs, Spot Removers, Spray Paint, Thermostats, Pesticides, Weed Killer, Fungicides, Pool Chemicals, Rust Remover, Rechargeable Batteries, Garden Chemicals, Wallpaper Remover, Furniture Polish, Compact Fluorescent, Concrete Cleaners & Etchers, Fluorescent Tubes (all sizes/types) Rat, Mouse or Gopher Poison

This is not a complete list