Household waste collection event

COLUMBUS -- A household hazardous waste collection event will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 23 at Platte County Agricultural Park.

This collection is for residents of Platte County only, no businesses. Acceptable waste materials include oil-based paints, varnishes, stains, poisons, fertilizers, banned materials, insecticides and other lawn materials. Items that will not be accepted include sharps or needles, PCBs, radioactive waste and oil. Latex paint will be accepted with limits. Call 402-563-9223 for details.

This event is sponsored by Keep Columbus Beautiful using a grant from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.

Soil health day in Shelby

SHELBY -- A Soil Health Partnership Field Day, with farmer Greg Whitmore, will be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday at Central Valley Coop, 340 Oak St., in Shelby.

The event will focus on cover crops, equipment, soil pit observations and weed management. Area growers, cover crop experts and neighbors are invited to attend. Lunch will be served for registrants.

Please register prior to the event at soilhealthpartnership.org.

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