Oklahoma City Collecting Prescriptions, Other Hazardous Waste

Tuesday, October 12th 2010, 11:06 am
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma City residents can get rid of household, hazardous materials during a special event.

The city is hosting a collection day at the State Fairgrounds Saturday, October 16. People will be able to drop off unwanted items such as ammunition, computers and tires.

The city will also dispose of prescription medication.

"Flushing pills down the toilet or throwing them away in the trash are potential safety and health hazards," Household Hazardous Waste Facility Supervisor Lyndel Gibson said. "That's why we are partnering with the Police Department to add prescription drug disposal to this year's special collection."

The drop off site will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the south side of the fairgrounds, east of the arena. Recyclers should enter the fairgrounds on Gordon Cooper Boulevard, gate 5 from North May.

The collection is open only to Oklahoma City residents. People must bring a current Oklahoma City water bill stub to prove residency.

Items such as syringes, liquids, inhalers, tire rims and wheels will not be accepted.

Read more details about the special collection day.