Electronic waste generated from households is not regulated hazardous waste.
Federal and State regulations specifically exclude waste generated at households from hazardous waste regulations.
The City of Kearney and the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy encourages households to recycle or reuse electronic waste.
Goodwill at 3906 4th Avenue accepts computer waste for recycling. Acceptable items include:
Computer Hardware at 2315 2nd Avenue accepts electronic waste and fluorescent light bulbs for recycling. Acceptable items include:
all computers and computer components
stereo and gaming equipment
CFL light bulbs and fluorescent tubes
Customers will be charged by the pound to recycle items. Call (308) 234-9335 for more information.
Commercial Businesses that generate hazardous waste must comply with State Law regarding hazardous waste disposal.
Some electronic waste is classified as hazardous waste.
Commercial businesses should call Erik Waiss, Environmental Assistance Coordinator, Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy at (402) 471-8308 for advice before disposing of any hazardous or electronic waste.
Commercial Businesses can also contact Safety Kleen out of Grand Island at 308-384-1616 about disposal of any electronic waste.