Dressed in a Tyvek suit, Shawna Trarbach, a waste reduction and recycling specialist, looks over donated items Wednesday at the Lawrence-Douglas County Household Hazardous Waste facility. The program takes a variety of products city officials want to keep out of the landfill because they create an environmental hazard. About 25 percent of all the material collected is put on the shelves of the facility’s re-use store and given away for free.

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