Littering is against the law. If a police officer witnesses you littering, you can be arrested for littering. You can be fined.
REPORT LITTER - CALL THE LITTER HOTLINE
When reporting litter, include the following:
The drug, Methamphetamine (Meth), can be made using legal over-the-counter products such as the ones listed below. If you find these types of materials or similar items, do not touch, smell, or examine them! Meth dumps may contain or be surrounded by potentially hazardous chemicals. If you suspect you have found materials used to make meth, leave it alone and contact the Police Department at 402-727-COPS.
First On Scene & You Suspect A Lab:
Keep Fremont Beautiful encourages everyone to pick up litter to keep our community clean and beautiful! KFB also encourages everyone to be careful when cleaning up litter.
If we all work together and do our part, we can make Fremont a cleaner, healthier and more beautiful place in which to live!
CLEAN UP LITTER
When litter is allowed to stay in place, it just encourages others to add to the pile.
Does Your House Hold Hazardous Waste?
If you walk around your garage, kitchen, bathroom or workshop you will probably find hazardous materials in products you and your family use every day. Hazardous materials that can no longer be used become household hazardous waste (HHW).
HHW includes hazardous materials such as household cleaners, paints, paint thinners, motor oils, gasoline, and pesticides. HHW should not be put in the regular trash. HHW may pose a threat to human health or the environment if it is not disposed of properly. HHW poses a threat because it exhibits one of more of the following characteristics.
(Source – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
Poisonous materials like pesticides and expired medicines can harm various organs when swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin.
Materials like battery acid and bleach can dissolve other materials, including metals. Corrosive materials can cause severe burns to skin, eyes and other tissues.
Flammable materials like gasoline or paint thinner catch fire very easily, sometimes with just a little extra heat or a small spark. Ignited materials can cause severe burns.
Unstable materials can explode or give off gasses when mixed with water or other materials. (For instances, a dangerous gas is emitted when bleach is mixed with ammonia)
REDUCE HHW by buying and using safer household products. Buy only what you need.
HHW Collection Event
Each year Keep Fremont Beautiful hosts a HHW Collection Event at Christensen Field. Citizens from Fremont, Dodge County and the surrounding area are encouraged to bring their household hazardous wastes to the collection.
KFB is awarded a yearly grant through the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy. The grant pays for the safe collection and disposal of the HHW.
KFB contracts with a licensed Environmental Service Company to assure the HHW is packaged, handled, transported and disposed of properly.
Typically about 1% of all waste generated the average American household is hazardous.
The average household generates about 30 pounds of household hazardous waste per year.
This amounts to 1,600,000 TONS of HHW in the U.S. each year!
If CORROSIVE materials are placed in the landfill, those materials could dissolve the liner and allow contaminants to get into the groundwater.
If TOXIC, IGNITABLE or REACTIVE materials are placed in the landfill, those materials could mix with the rainwater and snow that runs through the landfill.
REMEMBER: New landfills are constructed with a LEACHATE collection system to gather these potentially hazardous liquids to keep them from making their way to be groundwater.
To help protect the groundwater from contamination, HHW should not be placed in the regular trash.
Keep Fremont Beautiful in cooperation with the City of Fremont, Dodge County and the NDEE conduct a once a year HHW Collection Event. Bring your HHW to the collection for proper disposal.
If you have a large quantity of good usable paint, please donate the paint to the Habitat Store!
Improper paint disposal may contaminate ground and surface water supplies.
Do NOT pour liquid paint down the drain, on the ground or put it in the trash.
DRY PAINT IS NOT CONSIDERED HAZARDOUS!
If your paint is dry, you may place it in the regular trash.
TIPS FOR DRYING PAINT:
Monday - Friday
*Open By Appointment
If you see someone litter from their vehicle, report the incident by calling the Litter Hotline.
Please include the following information: