City to offer free landfill day

Tuesday, March 25th 2008, 12:40 pm
By: News 9

Oklahoma City is offering residential customers a Free Landfill Day  in May.

Residents can drop off one load per household on from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 at participating landfills. Customers can use any passenger vehicle or a single-axle truck up to 1-ton and one trailer up to 16 feet.  A current original water bill (no photocopies accepted) is required as proof of residency.

Commercial account holders or commercial waste haulers may not participate.

"This is a popular and convenient event," said Jim Linn, manager of Oklahoma City's Solid Waste Management Division.  "It's a good opportunity to get rid of spring cleaning waste or storm debris at no cost and without waiting for Bulk Waste Day."

Participating landfills are:

  • East Oak Landfill - 3201 Mosley Rod (NE 36, east of Sooner Road, south side of street)
  • Oklahoma City Landfill d/b/a Southeast Landfill - 7001 S Bryant
  • Oklahoma Landfill d/b/a Waste Connections - 7600 SW 15
  • Northeast Landfill - 2601 N Midwest Blvd., Spencer, Okla. (construction and demolition materials only)

Acceptable items include appliances without Freon or other refrigerants, furniture, carpets, mattresses and other items too large for Big Blue carts.  Bulk waste rules and regulations also apply to Free Landfill Day.

 Officials ask that residents do not bring household hazardous waste, such as tires, oils, car batteries, dirt and rocks, propane tanks, pool chemicals, electronic waste. 

For a complete list of unaccepted hazardous waste or information about its proper disposal, call the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility at 682-7038.