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OEMA Hosts Environmental Days Recycling Event In El Reno

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During the campaign, Canadian County residents have an opportunity to drop off items that are not typically accepted at the El Reno and Union City landfill. During the campaign, Canadian County residents have an opportunity to drop off items that are not typically accepted at the El Reno and Union City landfill.
EL RENO, Oklahoma -

The Oklahoma Environmental Management Authority (OEMA) is hosting a ceremony to commence their two-month recycling campaign, OEMA Environmental Days.

The ceremony will start at 10 a.m. March 12 at the OEMA Administrative Office, located at 1505 S. Rock Island in El Reno.

During the campaign, Canadian County residents have an opportunity to drop off items that are not typically accepted at the El Reno and Union City landfill.

From March 12 to May 31, the OEMA Administrative Office and the OEMA Landfill, located at 20435 S.W. 29th St. in Union City, will accept the following items to be dropped off for recycling:

  • Old tires
  • Batteries (automotive, equipment, and renewable batteries-no dry cells)
  • Used motor oil in sealed containers
  • Antifreeze in sealed containers
  • Appliances (with or without refrigerant - $25 charge for appliances with refrigerant)
  • E-waste

Environmental Days is also sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Keep Oklahoma Beautiful (KOB) and Canadian County OSU Cooperative Extension Service.

2/12/2014 Related Story: NE OKC Residents Fight To Stop Loud Booms From Recycling Plants

According to the news release, an event like this can encourage communities to coordinate community-wide cleanups of used tires and other recyclables. The DEQ and KOB recognize communities that participate in community-wide cleanups and other environmental service projects as Oklahoma Clean Communities.

Contact the OEMA office at 405-262-0161 for more information about this event.

For more information on tires accepted at this event, information about the Used Tire Recycling Program or how to become an Oklahoma Clean Community, contact Ferrella March at ferrella.march@deq.ok.gov or 405-702-5175.

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