(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / March 1, 2017) — The City of Stillwater is holding its spring household hazardous waste collection event Saturday, April 8 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is at the City of Stillwater Convenience Collection Center at 807 S. Perkins Road.
During this event, residents are encouraged to drop off household pollutants free of charge, including oil-based paints, pesticides, household cleaning products, mixed fuels and fertilizer.
Unwanted pharmaceuticals are also collected. Syringes and needles are not accepted, however.
“These events continue to provide residents with a simple way to properly dispose of household chemicals that protects the environment,” Environmental Programs Manager Chris Franks said.
In conjunction with this event, the Convenience Collection Center will receive tires, oil, antifreeze, automobile batteries and rechargeable batteries, scrap metal and other everyday recyclables. With a fee, fluorescent bulbs ($0.25 per bulb) and latex paint ($2 per one gallon can, $7 per five gallon can) are also collected.
The City of Stillwater began sponsoring household hazardous waste collection events in October 1998. These events help residents reduce the amount of household pollutants in their homes while ensuring these pollutants are disposed of properly.
To learn more about what recycling opportunities the Convenience Collection Center offers, go to stillwater.org/page/home/government/departments-divisions/customer-service/trash-recycling-services/convenience-collection-center?.
For additional information on the event, contact Franks at 405.533.8482 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Center for Disease Control site for Oklahoma's Public Health Laws and Regulations concerning medical sharps.
Oklahoma Unwanted Pesticide Disposal Program
The OSU Extension's pesticide safety education program offers pesticide round-up’s throughout the state for citizens to bring unused pesticides for disposal.
For additional information on the event, contact Franks at 405.533.8482 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on the Convenience Collection Center, call 405.742.8269.